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Cost of Health Care

5 Things Driving Me Crazy Now That I'm 60

Tom Gerdy | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Tom Gerdy

It has been said that with age comes wisdom, but that is not always the case. Some people are shortchanged, and they get only the age part. My history and 60 years have helped me gain a touch of wisdom and maybe even a bit of profundity. I have decided that being around for the past six decades gives me license to point out stupidity, craziness, and injustice.

Solving America's Big Health Care Challenges With Big Data

Steve Lucas | Posted 11.05.2013 | Technology
Steve Lucas

Living with diabetes and working with big data, I see a revolution in how we can treat diseases using tiny health measurements at a global scale.

Decline in Cost of Health Care in America

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

A slower growth of health care cost would mean less burden on the individual family, freeing that family to invest in and live a higher quality of life. And for communities it would free billions of dollars for education, businesses, job creation, and future innovation.

A Medical Education Must Include Teaching the Cost of Medicine

Nandita Mani & Elizabeth Oler | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Nandita Mani & Elizabeth Oler

Medical students are brilliantly frugal. We are a resourceful, smart, and cost-conscious group -- so why is the medical school curriculum practically silent on the cost of medicine?

Fate of Obamacare After Obama's Reelection

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Our health system is like a car with three flat tires: Millions lack health coverage, quality is inconsistent and costs are unsustainable.

The Exorbitant Cost of Dying

Paul Raeburn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Raeburn

Krieger reports that feeding tubes can help some patients initially, but they can also keep them alive long past the time that they would have died.

How to Get Health Care Without Insurance

The Billfold | Aurora Almendral | Posted 09.24.2012 | Money

A couple of years ago, I had a cold for about four months. I thought I had somehow caught five colds in a row, which I thought was no big deal, becaus...

Health Care Won't Get Any Cheaper

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.28.2012 | Money

Don't expect the cost of health care to get cheaper as a result of the Supreme Court's decision largely to uphold the Affordable Care Act and its indi...

Health Care Won't Get Any Cheaper

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.28.2012 | Money

Don't expect the cost of health care to get cheaper as a result of the Supreme Court's decision largely to uphold the Affordable Care Act and its indi...

What We Could Have Saved If Health Care Reform Had Been Enacted Sooner

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.05.2012 | Money

If health care reform had happened a decade earlier, a lot of people might have been able to save some serious cash. That's the conclusion of a rec...

Compare Costs On These Websites Before Buying Medical Services

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 05.23.2012 | Money

Online aggregation sites like Travelocity or Hotels.com have changed the travel market by empowering consumers to shop around for the best deals. Now ...

When The Poor Have Health Care Coverage, The Cost Goes Down For All

Emily Cohn | Posted 02.10.2012 | Business

The concept of support for universal health care is taboo among Republicans who scrutinize the Affordable Care Act -- dubbing it the "Job-Killing Heal...

Handful Of Americans Account For Half Of U.S. Health Care Costs

Posted 01.17.2012 | Business

The cost of health care may have gone up for almost all Americans in recent years, but a handful of consumers are getting hit especially hard. Jus...

Bernie Sanders Tries Some Clear Thinking on Prescription Drugs

Dean Baker | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

Many drugs in the U.S. sell for hundreds of dollar per prescription and sometimes several thousand dollars per prescription. There is a simple reason for this: government-granted patent monopolies.

Bill Falls Short on Protecting Patients

Gibson Vance | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Gibson Vance

Congress must put more important priorities, like patient safety, first. H.R. 5 certainly is no answer to addressing the real problems in America's health care system.

Health Care Reform Without Cost Control

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

Like others, I am watching the House of Representative debate the health care reform bill. One way to pay for the bill, or at least to ease the burden of watching, would be to tax cliches spoken on the House floor.

Health Care: What Can We Do While We Wait for Meaningful Reform?

Terry Kaye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Terry Kaye

Health insurance didn't kill my mother; cancer did. But a delay in treatment, caused by her health insurance company, directly led to the complication that ended her life.

Americans Dying Too Soon: U.S. Behind Other Nations In Preventable Deaths

Washington Post | Ceci Connolly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Congress presses forward with landmark legislation to revamp the nation's health-care system, lawmakers are grappling with a troubling question: A...

You Owe Me 30 Cents for Dinner: Penny Wise and Pound Foolish on Health Care

Adam Lioz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Lioz

We're considering leaving millions of Americans without affordable insurance and missing our best chance to force the insurance companies to clean up their acts over 0.6% of what we'll spend anyway?