Chad’s Recent Stories
Health May 24The $200 billion perils of unnecessary medical tests
Needless medical testing and overly aggressive care can cost billions and harm patients, generating mistakes and injuries believed to cause 30,000 deaths each year.
Health May 08Why blue states might ditch beloved Obamacare protections
Few, if any, states would be able to fund federal health care subsidies on their own under the American Health Care Act.
Health Aug 26Infant anti-gas medication linked to spread of hospital infections
A surprising ingredient — infant gas relief drops — may be contributing to the contamination of medical scopes nationwide.
Health May 31UnitedHealthcare to pull out of Obamacare markets in California
UnitedHealth Group Inc. is leaving California’s insurance exchange at the end of this year, state officials confirmed Tuesday.
Health May 11California may raise health insurance rates amid Obamacare concerns
California’s health insurance exchange estimates that its Obamacare premiums may rise 8 percent on average next year, which would end two consecutive years of more modest 4 percent increases.
Health Apr 15Tainted scope infections far exceed earlier estimates
The number of potentially deadly infections from contaminated medical scopes is far higher than what federal officials previously estimated, a new congressional investigation shows.
Health Mar 08Retail clinics add convenience but also hike costs, study finds
Retail clinics, long seen as an antidote to more expensive doctor offices and emergency rooms, may actually boost medical spending by leading consumers to get more care, a new study shows.