Has Healthcare Spending Entered a New Phase of Slow Growth?

Jan 18, 2019

Lynn Bailey
Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released its report on National Health Expenditures (NHE) for 2017 and it showed an increase of 3.9%, its slowest rate of growth in four years.  No doubt, this report might prompt some to conclude that the health spending spiral is slowing.  But our next guest has serious doubts.

Mike Switzer interviews Lynn Bailey, a Columbia, SC-based healthcare economist and consultant to area hospitals, insurers, entrepreneurs, and investors.