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Tampons, pads on expanded list of items OK'd for FSA spending

Dec 23, 2020
The CARES Act expanded the list of items that FSA money can be used to buy, which includes feminine hygiene products.
People can use the money that they put aside for menstrual products if they buy them at the FSA store or with reimbursable expenses.
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There's a big racial divide over COVID-19 cost concerns, new study finds

Jul 29, 2020
People of color are almost twice as likely as white people to be worried about how to pay for care if they get COVID-19.
The study also says nonwhite workers are about twice as likely as whites to stay in a job they don’t like because they’re afraid of losing health insurance during the pandemic.
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Health care costs are driving up inflation

Feb 19, 2020
The latest producer price index was up 0.5% in January, mostly because of higher service costs, not more expensive goods.
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Health care costs expected to rise for employers

Jun 20, 2019
A PwC survey found American companies will spend 6% more in 2020.
A doctor takes a patient's blood pressure in Dorchester, Maryland.
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The high economic toll of mental illness

Oct 10, 2018
Costs are often indirect, such as not being able to work.
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Why the U.S. spends twice as much for health care

Health care in the United States costs a lot of money. In fact, we, as a country, spend twice as much as other wealthy nations. And we’re collectively less healthy than many others. But why is it like this? Conventional wisdom says that Americans use more health care — more tests, scans, screenings and prescriptions. […]

How much do gun-related injuries cost U.S. hospitals?

Feb 23, 2018
When people wind up in an emergency room, it adds up to about $100,000 per person.

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Prostate cancer treatments in question

Sep 26, 2016
To treat or not to treat; that is the question.
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Study says health care pricing tools aren't driving down costs

May 3, 2016
JAMA found in the first year, just 10 percent of workers used the service, and it looks like no one saved money.
A report by JAMA raises doubts about the efficacy of online tools meant to help consumers be savvier health care shoppers. Above, a newly insured man receives a checkup.
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Doctor and patient talk during an appointment.
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