Healthcare News & Insights

Hospitals report high profits: Why this may not last

Good news for hospitals on the financial front: Because of the Affordable Care Act, business is growing for facilities, with more patients who have insurance from the healthcare exchanges coming in for treatment. 

How are hospital profits being affected by industry changes?

A lot of changes in the healthcare industry are impacting how providers help patients. But even though their quality of care might be rising rapidly, hospitals can expect their profits to grow slowly — if at all. 

Drug prices rising even more sharply

Prices for brand name prescriptions are increasing 9% on average this year — hot on the heels of industry promises to help slash prescription costs by $8 billion.