Kaiser Health News
Physician-owned hospitals are often vilified in America’s health care system, accused of siphoning the most profitable operations away from other hospitals while leaving them with the sicker and poorer patients. Congress has banned new ones from opening.
KHN’s Julie Appleby was on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal Wednesday morning taking viewer questions on the so-called “Cadillac Tax” that goes into effect on high-value health insurance plans in 2018.
When Congress debated the Affordable Care Act in 2009, the legislation originally included a provision that would have allowed Medicare to reimburse doctors when they meet with patients to talk about end-of-life care.
Young people with health problems left uncared for in adolescence face higher risks of leading unhealthy lives as adults, a new study finds.
When it comes to treating chronic conditions, diabetes drugs aren’t nearly as sexy as say, Sovaldi, last year’s breakthrough hepatitis C drug that offers a cure for the chronic liver infection at a price approaching six figures.
BOSTON — Let’s say you’re having trouble reading this. The words are a little fuzzy. You might need glasses or a new prescription. So you call to make an appointment for an eye exam and ask how much the visit will cost.
One of the health law’s key protections was to cap how much consumers can be required to pay out of pocket for medical care each year.
Super-utilizers are the frequent fliers of the health care system, whose serious illnesses send them to the hospital multiple times every year and cost the system hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.