Jay Hancock

Jay Hancock joined Kaiser Health News in 2012 from The Baltimore Sun, where he wrote a column on business and finance. Previously he covered the State Department and the economics beat for The Sun and healthcare for The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk and the Daily Press of Newport News.

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Could failing proton centers be a sign of a healthcare bubble?

Health systems rushed enthusiastically into expensive medical technologies such as proton beam centers. But now that employers, insurers and government seem determined to curb growth in healthcare spending and to combat overcharges and wasteful procedures, such bets are less of a sure thing.