If you're trying to leave the doctor's office without huge medical bills, here are the questions you need to ask.
By Elisabeth Rosenthal
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.
By Elisabeth Ponsot, Daniel Moritz-Rabson
Under the Affordable Care Act, the expected health care price spikes for coming year range from 20 to 85 percent. Those who are covered by their employers are also paying more out of pocket. What’s behind the increases? Gwen Ifill…
By PBS NewsHour
The data show that 14 drugs cost the federal government and Medicare beneficiaries more than $1 billion each, accounting for nearly a quarter of Medicare prescription drug spending in 2013. Most of those drugs are used to treat chronic conditions…
By Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
Despite questions about four challengers' legal right to bring their lawsuit, the Supreme Court probably will not be deterred from deciding whether millions of people covered by the health care overhaul are eligible for the subsidies that make their insurance…
By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News
“To think that health care is this ‘ginormous’ business that doesn’t understand costs is mind-blowing,” said Vivian Lee, senior vice president for health sciences at the University of Utah, an academic medical center with four hospitals and 1,330 physicians. In…
By Valerie Paris, OECD
The United States spends more on pharmaceuticals every year than any other country. OECD's Valerie Paris explains the some of the reasons behind this statistic.
Health care spending grew to 17 percent of the U.S. economy last year. Betty Ann Bowser examines the impact of the figures amid questions on the future of a legislative reform push.
The health care reform bill that passed the House last week would increase U.S. health care costs by $289 billion over the next decade, according to a government report released this weekend.
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