May’s Index

This month's index covers housing inflation in San Francisco, airline costs, tulip prices relative to wages, and a potpourri of numbers on healthcare. Housing units in San Francisco in 1980: 316,608 Housing units in 2014: 386,610 Relative growth per year: <1% Median monthly rent in San Francisco for a one bedroom apartment: $3,700 Monthly rent … Continue reading May’s Index

April’s Index

While not as funny as the image above, this month's index brings cool, interesting, and thought-provoking stats related to healthcare and finance. Enjoy. Percentage of HealthyEquity's revenue derived from monthly services fees: 35%. In 2014: 50%. The dollar value of moving up one metal tier for a single employee with employer-provided coverage: $450-500 (Analysis of … Continue reading April’s Index

March’s Index

As a tip of the hat to the beautiful Harper's Index, here is the March Index on cool, interesting, and thought-provoking stats related to healthcare and finance. Change in hospital discharges per 1,000 in the US since 1999: -10%. Hospital discharges per 1,000: 111 Reduction in hospital beds per 1,000 since 1999: -17%; as of … Continue reading March’s Index

January’s Healthcare Index

Inspired by the monthly Harper's Index, this is 2019's first index on healthcare and finance. The average ratio of Medicaid-to-Medicare payments spending across the US across all services: .72; In CA: .52. The factor by which commercial insurance payments exceed the reimbursements from Medicare: 1.88x The net assets of HCA, the largest publicly-traded hospital in the … Continue reading January’s Healthcare Index