Health Cost News

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11/16/2017
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10/24/2017
Many Cancer Patients Skimp on Treatment Due to Cost

More than one-quarter make choices that could undermine their health, report says

10/19/2017
Most Americans Shouldn't See Big Rise in Obamacare Premiums

8 in 10 qualify for tax credits that help lower their costs, experts say

10/17/2017
Bipartisan Deal Could Give Temporary Protection to Obamacare

Would cover cost of subsidies to insurers for 2 years, but passage in Congress uncertain

10/13/2017
Need Cancer Screening? Where You Work Matters

Americans employed in smaller businesses often lack insurance coverage, study finds

10/13/2017
Around the World, Too Little Relief for Pain

High drug costs in low-income countries are to blame, says new report

10/13/2017
Trump Says He'll Cut Federal Subsidies for Obamacare

Move could cripple the program, follows a similar executive order signed Thursday

10/12/2017
Trump Signs Executive Order That Could Undermine Obamacare

Move allows younger, healthier workers to find cheaper-but-skimpier plans elsewhere, experts say

10/6/2017
Today's Middle-Age Americans in Worse Health Than Prior Generations

50-somethings will face more challenges as retirement nears, study suggests

10/6/2017
One Type of Dementia Is Especially Costly

Annual bills for this early onset disease twice as high as for Alzheimer's, study says

10/5/2017
Does a Drug's High Price Tag Cause Its Own Side Effects?

Treatment-related worries might make you feel sick

10/4/2017
The Unexpected Faces of the Uninsured

Study finds nearly 40 percent of those without coverage live in the suburbs

10/3/2017
Same Pregnancy Meds Can Cost $200 -- or $11,000

'Uncontrollable drug prices' play a major role in U.S. health-care crisis, researcher says

10/3/2017
Apologies Go a Long Way When Medical Errors Occur

Study found chances of lawsuits, large payouts weren't higher when hospitals took responsibility for error

10/2/2017
U.S. Gun Injuries Nearing $3 Billion in ER, Hospital Costs

Nine out of 10 injured were male, study reports

9/26/2017
U.S. Pays a Hefty Price for Obesity

Lifetime costs add up for diseases, lost productivity, study finds

9/25/2017
Food Stamp Benefits May Lower Health Care Costs

U.S. program linked to medical savings of $1,400 per year for participants, study suggests

9/22/2017
McCain Says No to Latest Effort to Replace Obamacare

The bill, which would give states more flexibility in health care spending, is now in jeopardy

9/21/2017
Premature Births Cost Health Plans Billions

Employer-based insurance forked over the money for special care, treatment of birth defects, study says

9/14/2017
Republicans Take Another Run at Obamacare Overhaul

Sponsors say bill would give states more flexibility; critics contend it would leave many uninsured

9/14/2017
U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall

But more cases are expected as baby boomers age, report says

9/12/2017
Cancer Drugs' High Prices Not Justified by Cost of Development, Study Contends

Research challenges notion that each new medicine costs billions to come to market

9/7/2017
Can't Afford the Dentist? You're Not Alone

Many also mistakenly believe Medicare will cover their dental care

9/6/2017
New 'Biologic' Drug May Help Severe Asthma

But similar meds cost up to $30,000 a year

9/6/2017
Many Americans Getting Medical Care They Don't Need

Survey of doctors suggests a fear of malpractice is the biggest reason why

8/28/2017
More Than Half of Americans Will Need Nursing Home Care: Study

More short-term stays the biggest factor fueling the increase

8/24/2017
Supplement May Help Against Vision-Robbing Disease in Seniors

But no large studies prove the inexpensive pill slows age-related macular degeneration, eye expert says

8/23/2017
'Exoskeletons' May Help Kids With Cerebral Palsy Walk

High-tech motorized device aims to correct disabling gait pattern

8/22/2017
Dementia Care: A Huge Financial Burden for U.S. Families

Annual costs may top $320,000, study estimates

8/11/2017
Focusing on Patient Nourishment Can Cut Hospital Costs

Modest changes in approach to malnutrition tied to shorter hospital stays, researchers say

8/11/2017
'Smart' Underwear May Help Prevent Back Pain

With just a tap, wearable device eases stress, fatigue on lower back muscles, researchers say

8/11/2017
Opioid Overdoses and Deaths Flooding U.S. Hospitals

Medical costs jumped more than $30,000 per patient in less than 10 years, study finds

8/10/2017
Cancer Takes Financial Toll, Even With Insurance

1 in 6 insured patients spends one-third of their income on bills related to treatment, U.S. study finds

8/7/2017
Most People Not Bargain Hunters When It Comes to Health Care

While they believe in price shopping, they don't follow through, researchers report

7/27/2017
Treatment Costs Can Be Another Blow to Cancer Patients

Obamacare has improved access to therapies, but finances are still a big concern, researchers say

7/21/2017
What's Ahead for Health Care Reform in 2018?

Higher premiums, fewer choices, less time could confront consumers shopping for insurance, analysts say

7/19/2017
Losing Medicaid Tough on People Battling Depression: Study

Breaks in coverage result in more ER visits and longer hospital stays, research finds

7/19/2017
Doctors' Group Offers Ideas for Easing Cancer Costs

New drugs routinely priced at $100,000 a year, ASCO says

7/13/2017
Revised Senate Bill Would Allow Bare-Bones Health Plans

Fate of the GOP measure remains uncertain amid party discord

7/12/2017
Fewer U.S. Dollars Spent on Cardiac Arrest Research: Study

Other causes of death claim the lion's share of funding

7/11/2017
Pregnancy Complication Costs U.S. Billions

Preeclampsia rates have risen steadily since the 1980s