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A nonpartisan health policy brain trust is shifting gears in 2020 to help state lawmakers tackle hospital costs, and the switch is funded by a Texas billionaire couple who have become major players in the national healthcare policy debate. The National Academy for State Health Policy late last year created a new center to help states address healthcare system costs. The center plans within the next month to release between eight and 12 pieces of model legislation to help states lower healthcare spending, academy Executive Director Trish Riley said. The group had previously been focused on developing policy solutions to lower prescription drug prices and providing technical support for drug importation proposals, but Riley said she has seen an appetite from states to address spending including hospital costs. “We have always been deeply concerned about healthcare costs,” Riley said. “Pharmacy was a toe in the water, and is a smaller part of the overall cost picture.” The new center is being funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, a not-for-profit that has been deeply entangled in funding drug-pricing policy change on several fronts. The group has f...

Medical X-Ray Market Value to Hit $16.5 Billion by 2025: Global Market Insights, Inc.

North America’s medical X-ray market held over 33% revenue share in 2018 and is projected to achieve a healthy growth rate in coming years helped by high demand for preventive care and early disease diagnosis. SELBYVILLE, Del., April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – China’s medical X-ray market held significant revenue share in 2018 and is estimated to witness more than 8% CAGR over the forecast timeframe. Increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and a consequential rise in need for diagnoses will drive China medical x-ray industry growth. Growing demand and popularity for digital radiography systems in China along with substantial healthcare expenditures will boost business growth. The global medical X-ray market is set to surpass USD 16.5 billion by 2025; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. The rising prevalence of cancer, dental problems, cardiovascular diseases and other chronic diseases is the key factor driving medical X-ray market growth. The use of x-rays for detection and treatment of bone-related problems as well as other musculoskeletal diseases will favor business growth. Wide applications of medical X-ray systems in disease d...