David Burda

Has the Retail Health Boom Gone Bust?

By David R. Burda – My local Target store used to have a CVS MinuteClinic in it. Target has since repurposed that retail clinic space into a cellphone activation center. When it was a retail clinic, I always wondered what people were there for….

My, How the Margins Have Fallen

By David R. Burda – About this time last year, I wrote about record profit margins that hospitals posted in 2021, according to data from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) annual March report to Congress.

Reading Between the Lines of Year-End Healthcare Merger and Acquisition Reports

By David Burda – Is the pace of merger and acquisition activity in an industry a sign of the industry’s health? I don’t know. I’m not an economist. I just write about this stuff. But if it is, then the healthcare industry felt a little off last year. Not enough to justify the incessant whining. But a little off. Like someone with a summer cold who acts like they’re going to die.