What Makes US Healthcare So Expensive? It’s Price, Not Overutilization, Say Researchers at IHME and UCLA

Recent studies exploring the economics behind the high price of US healthcare independently point to the price of labor, goods, services, administrative costs, and pharmaceuticals as primary reason why the US spends almost twice as much as peer countries on healthcare It is regularly reported that the cost of healthcare in the United States is notably more expensive that in most developed nations. Overutilization of medical services in this country is often given as a reason why this is true....

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Seeks Better Accountability in How Philanthropic Dollars Are Put to Work

We are witnessing a major shift in philanthropy, which will have a major impact on how charitable dollars are spent to improve healthcare outcomes. Many philanthropists are happy to get the positive press that comes with a large donation and worry very little about what actually becomes of the money. This is not the case with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It is putting hundreds of millions of dollars into projects that will track and report on the actual improvements that result...
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