Items Tagged with 'costs'

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‘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

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

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

State leaders should reject EPA’s carbon rule

August 7, 2015
The federal government is poised to stick Michigan families with higher energy costs and diminished living standards, unless state legislators act now to resist. Read More

Falling natural gas prices keep materials costs stable

September 19, 2014
Construction materials prices were unchanged in August but are 1.7 percent higher than this time last year, according to a Sept. 16 producer price index report by the Department of Labor. Read More