health care

Safety-Net Hospitals Aren’t Sustainable — But They Can Be

It didn’t take long for the shock to set in when Chicago’s Westlake Hospital announced its impending closure. The hospital, which serves predominantly low-income communities in Melrose Park and Maywood, first signaled its intent to close in the spring; by fall, it had filed for bankruptcy, citing crushing financial circumstances. When news of the closure [...]

By |2019-12-09T18:22:29+00:00December 9th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Will Price Transparency Help Patients Find Lower-Cost Care?

At the close of July, the Trump administration proposed new policies that would create greater price transparency among healthcare providers. The driving idea behind the new proposal is that patients will be better able to shop around for care and choose options that fit within their budgetary limits instead of seeking care from the nearest [...]

By |2019-09-11T20:26:27+00:00September 11th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments