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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

California bets big on marketing to spread the health care gospel

Apr 25, 2013
Millions of Californians will be eligible for healthcare under the new law, and lots of them know nothing about it.
Posted In: health care, health exchange, california

Genetics may be the next big thing in medicine, but at what cost?

Apr 12, 2013
Many believe genetics are the next big thing in medicine, but one question for this new era of personalized medicine is cost.
Posted In: cancer, Science, genetics, health care

'Chained CPI' hurts seniors

Apr 10, 2013
Obama's proposal to recalculate the rate of inflation hurts seniors who spend more on health care than the rest of us.
Posted In: health care, senior citizen, Social Security, CPI

Dementia is highest cost disease and rising

Apr 4, 2013
A report in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine says the U.S. spends more on treating dementia than any other disease including cancer and heart disease.
Posted In: Health, health care, dementia

Nursing exams keep pace with health care tech advances

Apr 2, 2013
It helps to be up on the latest tech if you want to be a registered nurse. This week the National Council of State Boards of Nursing is rolling out a new update to its nurse licensing exam.
Posted In: health care, Tech, nurses

India Novartis patent ruling: Good for access, bad for innovation?

Apr 1, 2013
India's Supreme Court has rejected a patent filed by Swiss drug maker Novartis for its cancer drug. The decision has implications for the pharmaceutical industry and millions of people in poor countries.
Posted In: India, health care, generic drugs, pharmaceuticals

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