Category Archives: Health Care Costs

Does Wisconsin need another hospital merger?

Could someone please explain how the pending merger of the Advocate-Aurora Health (A-A) of Chicago and Milwaukee and Atrium Health of Charlotte, North Carolina helps patients and employers in Wisconsin? That fundamental question needs deep examination by federal and state … Read the rest

Rebel Companies go “BUCA-free” for health care

STEVENS POINT -- After some relief from health cost hyper-inflation during the COVID fall-off in treatments, costs are again rising, self-insured companies in central Wisconsin are revving up a rebellion against the Medical Industrial Complex. Among their tactics they are … Read the rest

COVID drop in health costs won’t last

Businesses and their employees took an assortment of body blows to their finances in the year after COVID struck in early 2020, but there was one surprising offset to those losses: a sharp reduction in health care costs. People decided … Read the rest