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Hospital price-setting would have the most impact in reducing healthcare spending

Regulating hospital prices by setting what private health plans pay would have the most impact as a policy option for reducing annual hospital spending, according to new research from RAND Corporation. The study compared three policy options – regulating hospital prices, improving price transparency and increasing competition among hospitals  – to find which action would… Read More »

Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS * Victoria has announced 59 new deaths, with 50 occurring in July and August, but were only reported on Friday. There have now been 737 deaths from coronavirus across the country. * Victoria recorded 81 new cases on Friday, down from 113 the previous day. * The state’s Treasurer Tim Pallas announced the… Read More »