Why Drugs Cost Less in the U.K. Than in the U.S.

Drug prices in the U.K., already among the lowest in the developed world, may drop lower still. The British public-health system has adopted new limits on how much it spends on certain ...

The medical bill score: How the public judges health care

We track a lot of numbers in health care: how much we spend on health as a share of our economy; the number of uninsured; and the share of the federal budget allocated to health programs. ...

5 ways pharma is misleading the public on the cost of prescription drugs

Drug companies launched an ad and publicity extravaganza this year right after President-elect Donald Trump said they “are getting away with murder” on sky-high pill prices. More ...

‘Frugal innovations’ could help US rein in healthcare costs

Since the U.S. healthcare system still mainly operates under a fee-for-service model, adapting so-called frugal innovations from the rest of the world will be difficult, according to ...

3 Costs Medicare Beneficiaries Have to Pay Out of Pocket

Are you counting the days until you become eligible for Medicare as you watch health insurance premiums rise and wonder about the future of Obamacare? If so, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, ...

Here’s What’s Really Driving Healthcare Costs

The US spends the most of any country in the world on healthcare in terms of percent of GDP, sitting around 18% as of the most recent data. But to address the issue, we need to understand ...

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 ...
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