medical costs

aspirins make a sad face on a tax form
It may not seem like it for many Americans, but recent health care spending in the United States has been growing at historically low levels. Between 2000 and 2007, per capita health spending grew at an average annual rate of 7.55 percent. Then we saw a steep decline between 2008 and 2014, when the…
Patient recieves much needed dental care.
A dentist tells an older patient during an exam that she needs expensive treatment. She can't pay the fee outright, so the dentist immediately arranges financing through a medical credit card plan. A month later, the patient opens her first bill and discovers that the card is  not interest-free, as…
From Kaiser Health News
The medical delivery system is under pressure to provide quality health care despite these dire trends:
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