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Medical Prices are all Over the Map

For people with private insurance, the same health services cost thousands of dollars more in different states across the nation, different cities within the same state, and even in different parts of a single city. Source: Pixabay (CC) A knee [...]

May 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Private Option is as Good as Traditional Medicaid

Recently, a group of physicians renewed their call for a single-payer system to replace the current hodgepodge of programs comprising the United States healthcare “system.” While political discourse among the Democratic presidential candidates [...]

May 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

“I’m from the Government & I’m here to help”

Despite fears of failing Marketplaces, death spirals, and a recent threat by UnitedHealth to withdraw from the Marketplaces altogether, researchers find that insurer participation and Marketplace offerings increased between 2014 and 2015. The data [...]

January 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Good Riddance to Closed Hospitals

Payment changes under the Affordable Care Act reduces the rate of growth in reimbursements for hospital services and reduces critical funding many hospitals rely on from disproportionate share and graduate medical education. These measures could [...]

August 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

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