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Hospital Costs

Why Hospital Prices Are So Out Of Control

Diane Archer | Posted 07.10.2015 | Fifty
Diane Archer

Hospital prices are rising way faster than inflation, particularly among the for-profit hospitals. The 50 hospitals with the highest markups have list prices for their services that are easily 10 times more than what Medicare pays.

Joint Replacements Cost More Than Annual Income in 18 States

Napala Pratini | Posted 06.23.2014 | Money
Napala Pratini

For many, finding a way to save for retirement is a challenge when paying the bills leaves you with little left. But whether you are making upwards of $200,000 or less than $50,000, there are ways to plan for the future.

Jeffrey Young

Americans Pay Way More For This Than People In Other Countries | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business

As anyone who's ever paid a health insurance premium or a hospital bill knows, medical care is expensive. What Americans may not know is that resident...

Rise of Machines in Surgery Lowers Costs, Improves Patient Outcomes

Timothy G. Wilson, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Timothy G. Wilson, M.D.

Robotic-assisted surgery is a game-changing technology in medicine, yet it is deeply misunderstood and often dismissed as just another expensive tool driving up the costs of surgery. This could not be farther from the truth.

How Much Will That Heart Test Cost? Many Hospitals Won't Tell You

Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 12/02/2013 04:07 PM EST on LiveScience Patients often have a hard time finding out exactly what the...

Jeffrey Young

Hospital Prices Explained: How Charges For Medical Care Got So Crazy | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.24.2013 | Business

Why would Orange Park Medical Center in Florida charge $117,445 to place a stent into a patient's artery, while the Mayo Clinic half an hour away in J...

Jeffrey Young

Why Crazy Hospital Bills Aren't Coming Down Anytime Soon | Jeffrey Young | Posted 05.13.2013 | Business

The high and wildly varying prices for hospital services revealed by President Barack Obama's administration last week likely aren't going away any ti...

He Was Charged Not Going To The Doctor

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.24.2012 | Money

Have you been putting off going to the doctor? Apparently, now there’s a fee for that. Doug Rischbieter of Arnold, Calif., made an appointment wi...

Doctors: U.K. Hospitals Expediting Deaths To Reduce Hospital Costs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

The U.K.'s "death pathway" may be a little too deadly. That's the allegation of six doctors in the U.K. who claim that the country has gone too far...

Moody's: Obamacare May Hurt Hospitals

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

June 28 (Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service on Thursday said the health-care reforms in the federal Affordable Care Act remain a c...

Medicare Open Enrollment Time -- Have You Been Dumped?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty
Linda Bergthold

Most of us breathe a sigh of relief when we reach Medicare age because we think we will have coverage until we die. And we will. But we may not get all the options we want.