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Apr
12

Good news Friday – protecting workers and an improving economy

Joe Paduda

Lots of good stuff to start your weekend… First a California Senate Committee passed a bill to protect workers from heat-related injuries. SB1299 establishes a presumption that: a heat-related injury that develops within a specified timeframe after working outdoors for an … Continue reading Good news Friday – protecting workers and an improving economy

Apr
10

What’s driving inflation?

Joe Paduda

There’s increasing evidence that higher corporate profits are driving inflation. From the Hill: Adjusted profits after taxes hit a record high of $2.8 trillion, beating the record of $2.7 trillion in the third quarter of 2022. Profits increased 3.9 percent … Continue reading What’s driving inflation?

Apr
9

Two major drivers of healthcare outcomes and costs – Consolidation and Medicaid expansion

Joe Paduda

Consolidation among health systems and hospitals continues apace, and with it comes higher costs, more utilization, and longer disability durations.  Get the details from WCRI’s much-watch webinar on the impact of vertical provider integration on prices, medical utilization and outcomes. … Continue reading Two major drivers of healthcare outcomes and costs – Consolidation and Medicaid expansion