Modern Healthcare Staff
Former Bureau Chief / New YorkSee All Staff Page
The nation's not-for-profit hospital operators have billions of dollars in reserves invested in stocks, bonds, private equity and hedge funds. And, like investors everywhere, they have seen recent volatility deliver eye-popping losses—and new investment opportunities.
High deductibles add to consumers' financial stress and dissuade some patients from getting needed medical care. That is not only worrisome, but could also block attempts to reform U.S. healthcare, health-policy experts warn in the latest New England Journal of Medicine.