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For elderly, falling down can be costly accident

May 17, 2013
When a senior citizen falls to the ground, the resulting injury can cost tens of thousands of dollars. So health care professionals are working to eliminate the risk of falling down.
Posted In: elderly care, elderly, health care

House Republicans attempt to repeal Obamacare ... for the 37th time

May 16, 2013
Republicans in the House are expected to hold a vote today to repeal President Obama's health care initiative. It will be their 37th vote on the issue.
Posted In: health care, President Obama, Republicans, Congress

Dr. Eric Topol on the digital revolution in health care

May 13, 2013
Dr. Eric Topol on the digital revolution in health care
Posted In: health care, medical care, technology

The Obamacare charm offensive begins

May 10, 2013
The Affordable Care Act's PR push is gearing up for prime time.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, health care, health care reform

U.S. releases data showing striking differences in hospital prices

May 8, 2013
The public can search a database for prices for 100 common procedures at every hospital in the country, opening a window onto price differences.
Posted In: health care, hospital

Let's going shopping for surgery: New government data shines light on health care cost variations

May 8, 2013
You wouldn't dream of buying a new laptop without comparing prices -- why should health care be any different? The government is releasing new data about what hospitals charge in various places for medical procedures, and the prices vary widely.
Posted In: health care, health insurance, Affordable Care Act

What's behind the slow rise of health care costs? Our pocketbooks

May 7, 2013
Health care costs have been rising at a slower rate for the last four years. Why? Hint: The answer is not the recession.
Posted In: health care, recession

Navigating China's perilous health care system along the Street of Eternal Happiness

May 6, 2013
China’s government has spent more than $125 billion on securing coverage for 95 percent of the country, but big problems remain. China remains a place where out-of-pocket costs can equal a year’s salary and where underpaid doctors expect a bribe before they perform surgery on you.
Posted In: China, senior citizen, health care

New study details the costs and benefits of Medicaid

May 1, 2013
In Oregon, researchers followed 10,000 new enrollees in Medicaid. They used more health care services, but had more to spend on other necessities.
Posted In: health care, medicaid

New forms hope to make it easier to sign up for health insurance

Apr 30, 2013
Federal health agency releases shorter, less confusing applications for health care reform programs.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, health care, health exchange

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