67% of bankruptcy filers cite illness and medical bills as contributors to financial ruin

Medical problems contributed to 66.5% of all bankruptcies, a figure that is virtually unchanged since before the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a study published yesterday

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New laws could ease the steep cost of prescription drugs

Bipartisan legislation filed by House and Senate lawmakers this year could help to promote the production of generic drugs, impose

AI And Healthcare: A Giant Opportunity

Artificial intelligence’s (AI) transformative power is reverberating across many industries, but in one—healthcare—its impact promises to be truly life-changing. From

10 Health Stories From 2018

NPR’s health reporters steadily cover the news in health and medicine. But there are always a few breakout stories that

More Americans are Turning to GoFundMe to Pay Medical Bills

  About one in four Americans report that the biggest worry they face is the high cost of healthcare. Because

Medical debt killing you? These tips might help

  Chrystal McKay knew enough about medical care costs that she skipped the ambulance ride after a car accident. A

Amazon Is Feeling Better About Your Illness

  Amazon.com’s plans to revolutionize healthcare are starting to come into focus. It should come as no surprise that the

10 wildly overinflated hospital costs you didn’t know about

Why exactly are our medical bills so high? Investigative journalist Steven Brill explored this in a recent, hot-button Time magazine

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Reducing Health Care Costs

4 Big Opportunities for Entrepreneurs to Help the US Healthcare System Save Money

  Let’s face it, at a staggering $3.3 trillion in 2016, healthcare expenses in the United States is expensive. Many healthcare systems are left cash strapped, throwing the burden onto

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Preventive Care Saves Money? Sorry, It’s Too Good to Be True

The idea that spending more on preventive care will reduce overall health care spending is widely believed and often promoted

Using AI for health care cost prediction and prevention

Warren Buffett famously called General Motors “a health and benefits company with an auto company attached.” Whether you like or

9 Ways to Save Money On Your Healthcare Costs

Big deductibles. Higher co-pays. Skyrocketing premiums. Whether you get your insurance through work, buy it yourself, or don’t have insurance

A Prescription for Reducing Wasted Health Care Spending

Earlier this year, the Gallup organization set out to identify the top concerns everyday Americans have about money. Researchers asked

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Medical Bills

In mediation, doctors reduce billed charges by millions

Of $7 million in surprise medical bills settled through Texas’ mediation process last year, insurers increased their payments by $1 million, according to new state data. That means physicians apparently

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Medical Bill Questions You Should Think About in 2018

Medgotiate LLC announces Judi Friedman, CEO of Medgotiate LLC, and one of the country’s leading medical bill negotiators provides questions

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

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

Tips for Managing High Medical Bills

Everything is going great. You have a good job, you just got back from a fabulous vacation, your kids are

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Healthcare Costs for Businesses

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase join forces to tackle employees’ health

Three giant and influential employers, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase, announced Tuesday they were partnering to create an independent company aimed at reining in health-care costs for their

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Most health plans strive to make healthcare cost more

Health plan representatives are always saying that their plans are doing everything they can to control costs and deliver greater

Large employers reduce healthcare costs up to 15% with high-touch, high-tech advocacy – study

According to a multi-year analysis conducted by Accolade, Inc., large, self-funded employers that disrupt traditional approaches to employee health benefits

Are employers dropping health insurance?

The federal Affordable Care Act includes penalties for large employers that don’t offer quality health insurance coverage. So, passage of

Could Cancelling Group Health Insurance Be a Kindness to Employees?

Small business owners who offer health insurance – or who are considering offeringZane Benefits | Could Cancelling Insurance Be a

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Healthcare Costs

How Medicare covers mental health

  Let’s hope it never happens but there may come a time in your life when you need mental health care. Your Medicare covers a wide variety of such services

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Why Healthcare Costs More in the US than Europe

Healthcare in the US famously costs more and delivers less – less coverage per person, fewer people covered – with

Do generic drugs compromise on quality?

You’ve no doubt seen them in the grocery store — typically drab-looking packages on the bottom shelf containing lower-priced generic

Amazon is reportedly talking to generic drug companies

Amazon is talking with generic drug makers about possibly entering the health care market, reports CNBC. Anonymous sources say the

How to Reduce Medical Drug Prices At A Stroke

From penicillin to vaccines to biologics, pharmaceutical innovation has blessed us with better ways to treat, prevent and even cure

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Healthcare System

Medicaid covers nearly 104 million medical visits, but that may soon change

Unable to walk or talk, barely able to see or hear, 5-year-old Maddie Holt waits in her wheelchair for a ride to the hospital. The 27-pound girl is dressed in

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What’s the State of Healthcare in America in 2018?

Americans pay more for healthcare than people in other countries, but do we get our money’s worth? Healthcare spending accounts

The list of US health care challenges is long

If Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and Jamie Dimon want to improve the U.S. health care system, here’s a list for

Common misconceptions about Medicare

There are many factors to consider so that you get the Medicare plan that best meets your health and budget

Why 50-year-olds should be eligible for Medicare

Yet again, the U.S. has come in last in a survey measuring the state of health in developed countries. This

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Health Insurance Costs

More Americans are going without health insurance

Earlier this week the Commonwealth Fund released its annual Affordable Care Act Tracking Survey, and the news isn’t good for consumers struggling to afford individual health insurance coverage. The number

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5 steps to maximize the value of your health care coverage

The rising costs of having health care coverage for you and your family are all too real. According to eHealthInsurance.com,

Stress About Health Insurance Costs Reported by Majority of Americans

Two-thirds of U.S. adults (66 percent) cite the cost of health insurance as a stressor for themselves, their loved ones,

To Understand Your Health Insurance Policy, You Must First Learn These 4 Terms

Like every social, political and economic policy in our country; health insurance is complicated. We started with an already complex

Americans Aren’t Shopping Around for Health Insurance Plans

A growing number of Americans have high deductible health insurance plans – meaning they have to spring for the first

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International Healthcare Costs

How medical tourism – a hot-button issue – could help Canada’s economy

Canada’s health-care system is regarded as a national treasure by many, though it has not fared well in recent international studies, in which it has taken hits for well-known problems,

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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

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

4 Medical Tourism Trends to Watch

Medical tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry that is set to grow up to 25% every year for the next

Top ten medical tourism hospitals

Every year the Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA) inspects hospitals in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North and South

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