Items Tagged with 'health care'


‘Health’ care cost increase rooted in expenditures for property instead of actual ‘care’

June 30, 2017
Business Journal reporting on the high-volume increase of real estate transactions for “health care” is exactly another driver of the cost fracturing the fundamental practice of providing care at affordable prices. Read More

Free-market health care would save $2.3 trillion a year

April 28, 2017
The main reason Congress is having a difficult time with health care legislation is a failure to recognize the costs of our current health care system. Read More

Three reasons to try virtual care

March 31, 2017
Virtual care is a rapidly growing trend in health care. It is convenient, time-efficient and affordable for individuals seeking non-emergency care. Those individuals might be your employees, and this solution could save you, as their employer, time and money. Read More

Bed check: Sharpen the instruments of health care cost containment

January 20, 2017
In the not-so-distant past, consumers blissfully were unaware of the continuing escalation of the price of health care, but the Grand Rapids business community was moved to action by more than a decade of escalating costs for insured employees. Read More

ABLE Act provides savings tool for people with special needs

January 1, 2016
The state of Michigan has just made it easier for families caring for loved ones with special needs to set money aside without penalty. Read More

Getting health care costs under control: First, admit we have a problem

November 27, 2015
It’s that time of year again when people go through open enrollment and supposedly make the wise benefit choices on health care that will protect them and their family for the coming year. Read More

Letter: Behavioral health care: We can do better than this

October 2, 2015
Editor: Imagine that your 19-year-old son is having an acute mental health crisis that requires hospitalization. Read More

Health care’s effort to train workers should be emulated

August 14, 2015
Grand Rapids-area health care providers have embarked on a collaborative partnership to address the reality of too few health care workers at a crucial time. Read More

Less competition cited as reason for dramatic health cost increases

January 9, 2015
For decades employers in West Michigan have enjoyed lower costs for health care than peers anywhere in Michigan and generally across the United States. Read More

A Chinese viewpoint on welfare, education and health care

January 17, 2014
Every once in a while you stumble into a very informative conversation. The path to enlightenment can meander through some strange turns. Read More