Health Cost News

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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

7/11/2017
Easier Colon Exam Boosts Screening, But Insurers May Not Pay

People with coverage for virtual colonoscopy are more likely to get tested for colon cancer, study finds

7/10/2017
Most Medicaid Recipients Happy With Their Health Care: Survey

Findings come as Senate Republicans try to slash spending for the government health insurance program

7/5/2017
A Cheaper Alternative to Hearing Aids?

Devices performed almost as well and are much cheaper, but they aren't regulated, researchers note

6/30/2017
Older Americans Struggling With Drug Costs Don't Ask for Help

Poll found roughly half didn't, but 67 percent who did received assistance from their doctor

6/27/2017
Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Plan a Boon for Workers

Survey finds them in better health and doing better work or getting a better job

6/23/2017
Some Republicans Voice Concerns About Senate Replacement for Obamacare

Conservatives say it doesn't go far enough, moderates say it goes too far

6/22/2017
Senate Republicans Reveal Their Replacement for Obamacare

Bill would rein in Medicaid budget more slowly, preserve preexisting condition safeguards, change tax credits

6/22/2017
Many Doctors Silent on Cost of Cancer Care

Topic is often ignored, even though 'financial toxicity' is a growing concern, researcher says

6/20/2017
FDA Warns Diabetics Against Use of Secondhand Test Strips

Previously purchased products may not have been stored properly, could lead to inaccurate results

6/15/2017
Medical Costs Soar for U.S. Babies Born Addicted to Opioids

Yearly price tag for their care now tops $300 million, researchers report

6/15/2017
Leading U.S. Doctors' Group Takes Aim at Rising Drug Prices

More transparency in costs is needed, American Medical Association says

6/13/2017
Leading Medical Groups Mobilize Against Obamacare Repeal

GOP-sponsored legislation would impose added costs and risks on millions of Americans, groups contend

6/13/2017
Uncertainty for Obamacare Plans as Filing Deadline Approaches

Early indications suggest some consumers will face fewer choices, higher rates in 2018

6/6/2017
4 in 10 Job-Based Health Plans in U.S. Are Now 'High-Deductible'

These employees are more likely to face financial barriers to care, researchers find

6/2/2017
Overcharging Common in U.S. Emergency Rooms

Minorities and uninsured are most often victims of 'price gouging', study contends

6/2/2017
The Cost of Bike Crashes in U.S. Tops $24 Billion a Year

Study suggests more street accidents, older bikers are boosting expenses

6/2/2017
Zika's Set to Return to Mainland U.S., But Budget Cuts Threaten Response

Health experts warn that less federal funding will make it hard to battle the birth defect-causing virus

6/1/2017
Can Online Treatment Replace Your Therapist?

For people with mild or moderate depression, web-based versions might help, study finds

5/30/2017
Transgender People Report More Health Problems

Disparities can't be explained by lower income, other factors, researcher says

5/30/2017
Costs of ER Treatments a Mystery to Many Docs

Just 4 in 10 could accurately estimate charges for patients, study finds

5/25/2017
Alzheimer's Deaths Jump 55 Percent: CDC

More patients also dying at home, with the caregiving burden falling on loved ones

5/23/2017
At Major Teaching Hospitals, Lower Death Rates

Researchers assess 30-day survival for older patients

5/22/2017
U.S. Transgender Surgeries Up 20 Percent in 2 Years

Plastic surgeons' group identifies top transition treatments

5/18/2017
Century-Old Technique May Help Infertile Couples Conceive Without IVF

In study, flushing fallopian tubes with an oil allowed 40 percent of couples to achieve pregnancy

5/17/2017
Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist

They more often wind up in the ER and face higher medical costs than white patients, study shows

5/12/2017
Blood Vessel-Clearing Procedure Riskier on Weekends: Study

Though low overall, the odds of dying are doubled if angioplasty is done on Saturday or Sunday