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How to make health care better through dollars and sense

A new book puts forth ambitious solutions to redesigning and funding the American health care system.
Amy Finkelstein, the author of "We've Got You Covered," compares universal health care coverage to public school — it's an option for all if you want or need it.
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In rural West Texas, there's a scramble to keep ambulances running

Feb 4, 2022
After the loss of a local provider, officials are working to make sure paramedics will still show up when people call 911.
Greg Henington, a local EMS and fire chief in rural Brewster County, is leading a task force focused on finding a new ambulance provider for part of the county.
Travis Bubenik

Antibody treatments for COVID help, but cost is high on all sides

Sep 24, 2021
The treatment itself can be pricey, but also requires nurses and doctors who could be pulled from other units. And, availability could be strained.
Rows of beds and their letter designations are seen in a tent used for monoclonal antibody treatment of COVID-19 patients outside of St. Claire Regional Medical Center on September 16, 2021 in Morehead, Kentucky.
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3 things to look for in Trump’s speech on drug pricing

May 10, 2018
The president is set to talk about his plans to lower the price of drugs on Friday.
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Stopping ICU delirium by getting patients moving

May 2, 2017
Doctor says the treatment plan makes a 'massive difference' to those in critical care.
Nurse Kim My, left, and physical therapist Cara Tabor in Parkland's Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
Lauren Silverman

One way to cut medical errors: keep patients at home

Jun 3, 2016
It's a 'paradigm shift in medicine,' doctor says, with its own set of challenges.
It's a complicated relationship between patient and provider in the hospital at home program; if enough patients return to Mt. Sinai within 30 days, the hospital will be penalized.

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Home care experiment could mean fewer hospital stays

May 13, 2016
Halfway through a 3-year project, data suggests Mt. Sinai Hospital is saving money and cutting readmissions.
The at-home hospital model can save money and leave patients more content, data suggests.
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The cost of healthcare is based on where you live

A look at how healthcare monopolies affect the price of care

Elizabeth Holmes on democratizing medical testing

Jul 2, 2015
The multibillionaire wants to challenge the business model of medical labs.

Most aid to families goes to working families

Apr 13, 2015
A majority of Americans who use certain aid programs are from working families.