Tag Archives: Spending

Tennessee block grant ‘a much better way’ than Biden Medicaid spending plan, Blackburn says

Tennessee Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn criticized the Biden administration’s push to expand Medicaid as a means of improving rural access to healthcare, arguing instead for a block grant financing system endorsed by conservatives for its potential to lower state spending. “I think Tennessee actually went about this the right way,” Blackburn told the Washington Examiner.… Read More »

UK online orders boom in 2020, but Black Friday spending skewed by shop closures and end of lockdown

Sorted identifies ‘Black November’, recording a 53% increase in shipment volumes throughout the month compared to the same period in 2019 Despite the huge increase in delivery volumes, average order value is down 60% in comparison to the Black Friday 2019 Drop in Black Friday weekend spending suggest consumers having been holding back to hit… Read More »

New studies are estimating spending on COVID-19

In a new report published by the Brookings Institution, Matthew Fiedler, Ph.D. ’13 , a fellow in economic studies at the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, and Zirui Song, M.D. ’10, Ph.D. ’12, assistant professor of health care policy in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School, estimate national health care spending for COVID-19 care and… Read More »