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Digital health has the potential to save $46 billion a year in health spending

New research determines that there are now 318,500 health-related consumer apps, yet most apps have been downloaded fewer than 5,000 times. Existing digital health products hold the ...

5 ways to save on health care if you don’t have insurance

If you’re not covered by health insurance or have a plan with a high deductible that makes regular medical care expensive, here are five affordable ways to find the care you need. TIP ...

Five myths about health insurance

It is no wonder so many myths about health insurance persist. The U.S. health insurance system is opaque and labyrinthine, and at times purposely so. The current debate over whether ...

Popular Cancer Pill Goes Generic, Yet Patients’ Costs Stay High

Donald Jones used to pay at least $500 a month for a brand-name drug, Gleevec, that’s kept his leukemia at bay for five years. Lately, he’s been paying almost as much for a generic ...

Multiple triggers for faster rise in healthcare costs

A number of factors contribute to a current faster rise in healthcare costs, observers say. “There are fluctuations in healthcare spending from year to year, but after a slower trajectory ...

Affordable Health Care: Generic Drugs Not the Answer

One smart way to reduce the cost of health care, according to many experts, is to expand generic drugs. Scott Gottlieb, the new commissioner of the FDA, for example, wants to speed ...

How medical tourism could save medicare

Passage of the Senate Republican health care bill in the U.S. is far from certain. Public support for it is less than 20% According to former U.S. president Barack Obama, it would “raise ...

Health Plans That Nudge Patients to Do the Right Thing

As health care costs rise, Americans are increasingly on the hook to pay more for their care. This trend is more than just annoying — asking consumers to pay more for everything deters ...

What’s Actually Wrong With the U.S. Health System

On the heels of the Senate’s latest attempt at replacing the Affordable Care Act, the Commonwealth Fund has released its latest evaluation of what, exactly, ails the U.S. health-care ...

How to fight medical overpricing in Florida’s hospitals

People are often asked to pay hundreds of dollars out of pocket for hospital bills. But Fox 4 found out some of those bills may be inflated in an effort to get you to pay up. When Julian ...
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