Category: Randall Ellis

Meeting basic needs under Trump

Bay State Banner Randall Ellis, College of Arts & Sciences As Donald Trump’s White House takes shape, local thinkers anticipate what the president-elect’s federal appointments might mean for a state that voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton… Expert quote: “There’s a national trend toward making consumers more responsible for some of the costs of their health […]

Financial squeeze awaits W.Pa. hospitals

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Randall Ellis, College of Arts & Sciences Hospitals across Western Pennsylvania could be forced to scrap some medical services, lay off more workers and reduce investment in their facilities and technology as financial pressures grow because of payment cuts and declining patient volume, an industry group warned as it reported profit margins at […]

Medical Costs Register First Decline Since 1970s

Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Randall Ellis, College of Arts & Sciences U.S. consumers’ health-care costs fell in May for the first time in almost four decades, the latest evidence that government policies and an expansion in generic drugs are holding back prices… Expert quote: “I think this is a longer-term trend. It appears that […]

Popeye’s President Unconcerned About Obamacare, Says Health Insurance ‘Just Not Affordable’

Huffington Post Randall Ellis, College of Arts & Sciences Popeye’s and Wendy’s aren’t too worried about Obamacare’s impact on their bottom lines, but the reason for their calm may rest on a faulty assumption… Expert quote: “Large employers of relatively low-paid workers are very worried.” View full article