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Northwest Indiana, IN, United States

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Past articles by Bob:

The health care industry is booming despite the pandemic

Big Health Care and Big Tech have a lot in common. → Read More

Health workers fear PPE shortage again amid coronavirus surge

The same PPE problems from the spring are returning. → Read More

The NIH claims joint ownership of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine

Taxpayers have a sizable stake in the vaccine Moderna is developing. → Read More

Health care CEO pay outstrips infectious disease research

Health care executives continue to reap large rewards from their stock ownership. → Read More

Where coronavirus hospitalizations are falling — and where they're not

Tracking hospital cases helps to see the severity of the virus' spread. → Read More

The coronavirus is further dividing rich and poor hospitals

Experts are shocked at how wealthier hospitals are gaining advantages. → Read More

Medicaid will be a coronavirus lifeline

But this crisis will seriously strain the program and states. → Read More

Medicare Advantage enrollment swells

MA continues to absorb more of the entire Medicare program. → Read More

Employers skeptical of health insurance merger savings

Mergers between health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers have been billed as a way to save employers money. But half of employers don't expect that to happen, according to a new JPMorgan survey. Driving the news: In JPMorgan's survey of top human-resources executives from 50 companies, exactly 50% said they don't think integrating medical and drug benefits under one roof will "drive overall… → Read More

Hospitals sue Trump administration over price transparency rule

The move was expected. → Read More

People hate shopping for health insurance

Americans rarely switch to new health plans when the annual insurance-shopping season comes around, even if they could have gotten a better deal. The bottom line: People loathe shopping for health plans, and many are bad at it, for one major reason: "It's just too hard," Tricia Neuman, a Medicare expert at the Kaiser Family Foundation, told me last year. Reality check: During any insurance… → Read More

Websites are advertising "Trumpcare" plans, but Trumpcare doesn't exist

The plans generally offer little to no coverage for serious illnesses. → Read More

Medical costs are driving millions of people into poverty

8 million people in 2018 alone. → Read More

Johnson & Johnson loses Oklahoma opioids lawsuit

It's a groundbreaking ruling and a potentially ominous harbinger opioid companies and distributors. → Read More

Nonprofit hospital systems are more like their corporate brethren

Hospitals are more like Big Pharma than soup kitchens. → Read More

As drug prices soar, health care CEOs made $2.6 billion in 2018

The median pay was $7.7 million. → Read More

Google CEO Sundar Pichai took home almost a half-billion dollars in 2018

It's one of the highest CEO payouts of 2018. → Read More

4 pharma companies saved $7 billion from GOP tax law

But pharma R&D did not increase, and prices did not decrease. → Read More

Exclusive: Lawsuit says Johnson & Johnson was opioid "kingpin"

The opioid crisis is bigger than Purdue Pharma. → Read More

UnitedHealthcare stops sharing data with research group

The Health Care Cost Institute is losing a major partner. → Read More