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Medical Care Costs

A 'Perverse' Marketplace for Prescription Drugs

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

We're talking about drugs whose costs have been paid for and whose benefits are needed by real people right now. The Bottom Line: patients should not be paying inflated prices for drugs they desperately need.

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...

Can't Afford Health Care? You're Not Alone

Posted 12.20.2012 | Healthy Living

Over the last year, nearly one in three Americans have forgone medical care due to costs, according to a new report from Gallup. The percentage --...

How We Can Truly Improve Health Care

Matthew Heineman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew Heineman

In directing ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare, Susan Froemke and I explore how our system is broken and why it doesn't want to change. But we also highlight pioneering leaders and courageous patients across the country who are implementing solutions.

Free or Low-cost Medical Care Is Available Right Now if You Need It

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

I spent a number of years in the medical field. I even ran medical practices. But even I was unaware until recently about one really good option for people struggling to find more affordable medical care -- the federally funded community health center program.

To Trim Medical Costs, Reduce Physician Conflicts of Interest

Merton and Joan Bernstein | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Merton and Joan Bernstein

A legislative ban on physician conflicts of interest is one promising measure to curb the mounting costs of medical care. We would all feel better and our bottom lines would be trimmer.