Kaiser Health News
When Mildred Fine received the annual notice informing her about changes to her Medicare prescription drug plan for 2016, she was shocked.
When Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of an older generic drug by more than 5,000 percent last month, the move sparked a public outcry. How, critics wondered, could a firm charge $13.50 a pill for a treatment for a parasitic infection one day and $750 the next?
About half of all American adults get health insurance through their employer, and beginning in 2018, the government will impose heavy financial penalties on any employer-provided health plans it deems overly generous.
Prices for many common medical procedures are higher in areas where physicians are concentrated into larger practice groups, according to a new study.
There is a good chance that your once-independent doctor is now employed by a hospital. Dr. Michael Reilly, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., orthopedic surgeon, does not believe this is good for physicians, patients or society.
Thinking about getting a mammogram in the Dallas-Fort Worth area? You might check carefully because the cost can vary from $50 to as much as $1,045.
How about an initial routine gynecological exam? Around Phoenix, those prices can range from $72 to $388.