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By Rebecca J. Ritzel, Kaiser Health News
Hospitals face the new year with new requirements to post price information they have long sought to obscure: the actual prices negotiated with insurers and the discounts they offer their cash-paying customers.
By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News
Reopening state economies too soon risks a second wave of the pandemic, and a surge in medical costs. Anyone who pays insurance premiums and taxes will be picking up the tab.
By Bruce Y. Lee, The Conversation
In his new book, Dr. Marty Makary laments that many of his colleagues have abandoned the Hippocratic Oath in favor of charging inflated prices for surgeries and health procedures that are not in their patients’ best interests.
By Philip Moeller
Employers are encouraging employees to use lower-cost, high-quality providers because it saves employers money as well.
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
As health care costs continue to rise, practitioners in India are working to lower prices -- and bring their innovations closer to American shores. Health City Cayman Islands is a new frontier for India’s largest for-profit hospital chain. Focused on…
Consumers often do not understand that the cost of their health care is much higher than the out-of-pocket expenses they pay each year, writes columnist Philip Moeller.
By Ivy Austin
All I had wanted to know was my financial liability for a medical procedure. Who wouldn't?…
By Elisabeth Rosenthal
If you're trying to leave the doctor's office without huge medical bills, here are the questions you need to ask.
By Elisabeth Ponsot, Daniel Moritz-Rabson
Last year, Consumer Reports found 30 percent of Americans with private health insurance have received a surprise bill, where their insurance plan paid less than they expected.
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