Author Archives: Tara Courtland

About Tara Courtland

Tara Courtland is the communications director at NEMT.

American economy focuses on patching up people

In case you missed it, buried amid last week’s depressing employment figures was some major news in healthcare: for the first time in U.S. history, manufacturing isn’t the king – healthcare is. Manufacturing, which has been the biggest industry since … Continue reading

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No surprise – Healthcare costs climb

Bad news that comes as no surprise is still bad news. The annual Milliman Medical Index report came out last week with numbers on the rising cost of healthcare, and the results are depressing, if not exactly shocking. In 2015, … Continue reading

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Middle-aged drug deals: the search for antibiotics

Over the last few years, as I’ve approached 40, I’ve noticed a lot of “middle-aged drug dealing” in my extended social circle. I started paying attention after an acquaintance posted on Facebook, asking if anyone had any old antibiotics in … Continue reading

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Wearing your health on your sleeve

Sure, we’ve all got FitBits or Apple Watches or any number of other wearables designed to track our sleep and exercise. And sure, we all think they’re going to help us to be healthier. But here’s the thing — they … Continue reading

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Feds to start rating insurance plans

On March 8, the Obama Administration will publish new rules for health insurance companies in the coming year. The most significant change is that the federal government will start rating health insurance plans based on how many providers are included … Continue reading

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