Drew Altman

How Healthcare Bills Hinder Millions of Americans

For many, their uncovered medical expenses affect their ability to meet other basic needs–such as paying for housing, food, or heat–or make it tough for them to pay other bills

The adequacy of health insurance coverage–sometimes called under-insurance–pops up periodically, but the issue has taken a back seat to covering the uninsured and controlling health-care costs.

Prescription Drugs’ Sizable Share of Health Spending

OPINION- The cost of prescription drugs is the hot health-care issue, but almost every discussion about it includes this caveat: As big a problem as rising drug prices have been for consumers and payers, drug spending represents only 10% of national spending on health.

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