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…

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.

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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Neighborhood competition in the health care market

Nov 6, 2015
A for-profit model that may appeal to younger patients.

Home health care workers get federal labor protections

Oct 13, 2015
To understand the importance of these workers, think about the number 5.1 million.