Industry News: Volume 4 Issue 2

Price hikes drove employer-sponsored health costs to record high in 2018
by Hailey Mensik

healthcaredive.com – The vast majority of Americans receive health coverage through their employer and HCCI’s annual report found health spending growth exceeded 4% for the third consecutive year. The report comes as the presidential election brings more focus on the healthcare industry and rising costs.

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What we know about Diamond Princess cruise passengers with coronavirus flown back to US
by Hannah Yasharoff, Jayme Deerwester, David Oliver

usatoday.com – Fourteen evacuees from the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Japan were allowed to fly back to the United States Sunday despite testing positive for coronavirus, the U.S. State Department and Health and Human Services said in a joint statement. The evacuees were not symptomatic. 

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Live Updates: Over 150 Million Chinese Are Under Coronavirus Lockdown

Nytimes.com – More than 10 percent of the country’s population faces restrictions on how often they can leave their homes.

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Nebraska’s specialized medical care has handled Ebola. Now it’s taking on the novel coronavirus
By Jen Christensen, CNN

Cnn.com – Ebola, SARS, monkeypox, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, the Nebraska Medicine/University of Nebraska Medical Center says it is ready to care for patients with any of those difficult diseases. On Monday it was the novel coronavirus that kept personnel there up overnight.

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MEXICO INSURANCE COMPANY ROLLS OUT ‘MEDICAL TOURISM’ COVERAGE FOR AMERICANS SEEKING AFFORDABLE TREATMENT SOUTH OF BORDER
by CHANTAL DA SILVA

newsweek.com – This year, some 300,000 Americans are expected to drive across the border into Mexico in search of affordable medical and dental care, according to Patients Beyond Borders, an organization providing resources for so-called “medical tourists.”

With rising costs of treatment and the ageing of millennials driving growth, Patients Beyond Borders CEO Josef Woodman told Newsweek that in recent years, it’s a trend that has been on the rise.

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