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 ...

3 Health Insurance Misunderstandings That Could Cost You …

Health insurance is a critical aspect of your financial planning, but it’s also extremely difficult to understand. Health-insurance policies extend for dozens, or even hundreds, ...

A Medical Student’s Perspective On Medicaid

I recently co-authored a study, published in the Surgery edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA Surgery), which compared how differences in Medicaid expansion ...
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