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 ...

So you think you can do without health insurance?

For a moment, I saw what looked like an explosion of white stars, then black cobwebs floated in and out of my field of view. I thought I must have become slightly dehydrated (I’d been ...

Drug prices: how generics changed the game

For a time, high drug prices made headlines, and it looked like the issue could be tackled by the Trump administration. But as we all know, efforts to repeal Obamacare have consumed ...
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