health care


Forms to register for helathcare insurance are displayed during a healthcare enrollment fair at Ambrose Community Center on March 28, 2014 in Bay Point, California. United, the largest healthcare insurer in the country is considering pulling out of the AC

Insurance giant shakes ACA tree

Nov 19, 2015
UnitedHealth Group is projected to lose $425 million this year.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, health care, UnitedHealth
Out-of-pocket spending for prescription drugs is increasing.

The promise and problems of drug-finding apps

Nov 12, 2015
They help consumers find lower prices, but there's more to it than that.
Posted In: health care, health insurance, prescription drugs, app
A report says that extra money from Medicaid made it easier for patients to get an appointment.

Controlling costs by focusing on expensive patients

Nov 11, 2015
Medicaid insurers want to influence the so-called social determinants of health.
Posted In: health care, medicaid

Neighborhood competition in the health care market

Nov 6, 2015
A for-profit model that may appeal to younger patients.
Posted In: health care, Health care and insurance, health care costs

Freakonomics and end-of-life health care

Aug 25, 2015
Glorious Sunset offers cash instead of care for terminally ill. Theoretically.
Posted In: health care, end of life care, illness

Promoting health at the molecular level

Aug 12, 2015
When wellness starts with a genome sequence.
Posted In: genetics, health care, disease prevention

50 years of Medicare, by the numbers

Jul 30, 2015
The sweeping health care laws cover a third of Americans.
Posted In: health care, medicaid, Medicare

Healthcare expenditures are picking up again

Jul 29, 2015
Some analysts see a 'fundamental shift' in the system.
Posted In: health care costs, health care, medicaid

Fast-tracking doctors to lessen student loans

Jul 20, 2015
A new trend aims to get students through medical school in 3 years instead 4.
Posted In: health care, doctors, medical school

New Obamacare fight takes aim at 'Cadillac' tax

Jul 15, 2015
Consumers with pricey health plans will have to pay a new tax starting in 2018.
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act, Supreme Court