Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Transparent Medical Bill

HHS, AARP Launches Contest to Design Transparent Medical Bill

Healthcare in the United States can produce a number of hurdles that citizens must navigate, but none more challenging than simply understanding the medical bills they receive for treatment. That’s why the U.S. Department of...
Prescription Drug Spending

Prescription Drug Spending in U.S. Expected to Reach $400 Billion by 2020

As the availability and increasing variety of prescription medicines continues to grow, a new study estimates that the annual amount paid for drugs in the United States will top $400 billion in four years...
medical procedure costs

U.S. Medical Procedure Costs Vary Dramatically by Location

Need surgery? If you blow out a knee or slip a disk, you will likely discuss things like insurance, recovery time, paid time off, long-term effects and more. But what about geography? State boundaries? City...
Epilepsy

UnitedHealth Considering a Departure from Obamacare

At the end of 2016, UnitedHealth Group could make a decision that would leave more than half a million Americans looking for health coverage. UnitedHealth, the country’s largest health insurer, covers more Americans than...
Healthcare Reform

The Current State of Healthcare Reform

Healthcare reform is one of the most polarizing topics among U.S. citizens. Some people think the entire healthcare system should be scrapped and rebuilt from the ground up. Others think the system needs a...

Insurance Providers Merge, Change U.S. Healthcare Market

The recent news that Anthem, California’s largest healthcare provider, will purchase insurance giant Cigna for nearly $50 billion caps off an extended period of mergers among America’s biggest healthcare companies. Earlier in July, a deal...

Study: 50 Hospitals Charge Uninsured 10 Times Cost of Care

The health insurance marketplace has become an increasingly costly place to find the coverage Americans need, resulting in many Americans forfeiting or losing their health insurance. As it turns out, life without it is...