Aug 31, 2022 • 47M

Ep. 18 - Pulse Check on the Economy: Rising Costs


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This week on the FLATLINING Podcast, Matthew and Ron discuss and answer the following questions:

  • Should medical debt be forgiven instead of student debt?

  • Why can’t healthcare respond quickly to inflation and other rising costs?

  • How can hospitals prepare for economic downturns in the future?

  • What is the state of US healthcare in the current economy?

Plus hear about robot delivery system in a hospital in Michigan.


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Articles mentioned in today’s program:

Hospitals Cut Jobs and Services as Rising Costs Strain Budgets - Kaiser Health News

Meet Moxi! A robot helping Trinity Health nurses with everyday tasks - 7 Action News Detroit (WXYZ-TV)