By Shanoor Seervai, The Commonwealth Fund. If you have a heart attack, chances are you won’t feel up to asking the emergency room doctor, “Are you in my network?” What’s more, if you’re lucky enough… Read More
By David Blumenthal, M.D. and Shanoor Seervai, The Commonwealth Fund. Why do people get surprise bills in the first place and what can policymakers do to address the problem? Consumers’ shock in receiving surprise medical… Read More
By Sarah Jane Tribble and Chris Bartlett for Kaiser Health News. Susie Christoff tried several drugs to cope with her painful psoriatic arthritis before finding Cosentyx worked the best. The problem was the cost. Europeans… Read More
From the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. The average outpatient visit in the United States costs nearly $500, according to a new scientific study. In addition, the average inpatient stay had a price tag… Read More
From The Institute for Health and Socio-Economic Policy. Since the United States does not regulate prescription drug prices, Americans are forced to pay the price that the pharmaceutical industry chooses to charge. This often causes… Read More
By Yoni Blumberg, Money. . The U.S. is famous for over-spending on health care. The nation spent 17.8 percent of its GDP on health care in 2016. Meanwhile, the average spending of 11 high-income countries… Read More
By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune. For 12 hours a day, the waiting room at Dr. Gustavo Villarreal’s family practice is often packed with patients, people who will pay a flat $50 fee for the… Read More
By Jane Mundy, Lawyers and Settlements.com. Last July Rothanie went to the ER, doubled over in pain. She had an appendectomy and spent a total of two days in the hospital. Rothanie is now facing...
Source: Mayo Clinic News Network . A group of 118 of the nation’s leading cancer experts have drafted a prescription for reducing the high cost of cancer drugs and voiced support for a patient-based… Read More
By Elisabeth Rosenthal, The New York Times. Before his three-hour neck surgery for herniated disks in December, Peter Drier, 37, signed a pile of consent forms. Mr. Drier was prepared when the bills started arriving. He...