Health Care Costs
Worries About Health-Care Costs Cut Across Party Lines
But Republicans are far more likely to think that the United States' quality of care is among the best in the world.
Behind Pharmaceutical Companies' Money-Back Guarantees
Drugmakers are increasingly agreeing to refund money if patients don't respond to medications as expected.
Compared to Men, Women Bear Six Times More of the Cost of Alzheimer’s Disease
We’ve been slow to mobilize against the growing Alzheimer’s epidemic. Perhaps that’s because women are shouldering most of the burden.
The Unnecessary Mammogram Tech That Costs the U.S. $400 Million a Year
A new study adds ammunition to researchers' argument that doctors should stop using software that's now used in 90 percent of mammograms.
The Elderly Prisoner Population Is Soaring, and So Are Its Costs
Advocates argue that early release is the most compassionate and cost-effective solution.
Why Health Care Inflation May Lead to Cheaper Health Care
There’s a possible silver lining in the almost unchecked and seemingly unstoppable rise in the cost of U.S. health care, and it will be apparent once you start paying for more of your day-to-day needs.
Obesity — Not Aging — Balloon Health Care Costs
Contrary to popular belief, people who live longer are healthier and have fewer medical bills. Obese people, however, are living longer with health care costs increasing at an alarming rate. So efforts to prolong vitality are not, in themselves, an economic Frankenstein.
Health Care Reform Faces Defunding, Deregulating Attempts by GOP
Partisan opponents of last year's omnibus health care reform in the U.S. have a multitude of legislative tactics they can summon to keep the law from taking effect.
Comparative Effectiveness Research Cornered by Opposition
Can $1.1 billion make comparative effectiveness research a regular part of medical care and health insurance in the United States?
Direct Home Care is a Wildly Growing Facet of Medical Care
WANTED, Home care providers: flexible hours, good working conditions, low pay, age irrelevant, bring own insurance.