Federal subsidies, known as cost-sharing reductions (CSRs), have been critical to ensuring that over 2 million lower-income adults ages 50 to 64 who purchase coverage through health insurance Marketplaces can afford health care.  Despite the subsidies’ crucial role, the Administration announced…
Consider this: An older patient visits the dentist. The treatment she needs is expensive and not covered by Medicare. So the dentist offers her financing, on the spot, through a credit card plan. She accepts and gets the work done right away. When she gets the first month's bill, she's stunned to…
When Medicaid becomes a revolving door, it ends up both harming patients and increasing costs, a study by two George Washington University researchers finds.
Last week the Obama administration started publishing comparative data on what more than 3,000 hospitals across the nation charge for services - information that has long been hidden from consumers. And the results were pretty shocking.
Poverty levels are much higher for older Americans when you factor in how much they need to spend on health care, the Census Bureau has found.
Higher charges by doctors, hospitals and drug companies have resulted in healthcare costs that have risen even faster than the rate of inflation, according to a survey released today by the Health Care Cost Institute, a nonprofit research organization in Washington DC.
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