Hispanics born in the US have worse health outcomes than Hispanics in the US who were born in countries from which they emigrated.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: obesity health-disparities health-care-costs
The percentage of health spending that went to "orphan drugs" for rare childhood diseases rose 65% in 5 years. Families’ portion rose even faster.
Oct. 12, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: health-care-costs childrens-health health-and-medicine medications
New research estimates the yearly costs in health care due to wildfire smoke in California. The costs are staggering and rising.
Oct. 8, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: pollution health-care-costs wildfire forests money smoke featured health-and-medicine
Medical debt can prolong stretches of homelessness, according to a new study in King County, Washington.
July 1, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: health-care-costs insurance money homelessness society-and-culture health-and-medicine debt
"If we could decide as a nation to change everything" to remove out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 care, why not things like diabetes and pregnancy, too?
May 22, 2020 • ~12 min
Tags: covid-19 health-care-costs insurance money featured health-and-medicine
Reopening state economies too soon risks a second wave of the pandemic, and a surge in medical costs. Anyone who pays insurance premiums and taxes will be picking up the tab.
May 4, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus economics health-care-costs insurance economy hospitals us-economy
There's no reason for health care insurance to be tied to employment in the United States, an expert argues. That's especially true as we face a pandemic.
April 1, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: health-care-costs insurance jobs health-and-medicine
COVID-19 reveals the gaps in access to health care and in the health of Americans from marginalized groups. But it's a chance to work towards health equity, too.
March 31, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: covid-19 health-care-costs money health-and-medicine socioeconomic-status race-and-ethnicity
Almost all respondents in a new survey say they want dental insurance added to Medicare coverage. The report also shows cost is a barrier to dental health.
March 25, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: teeth medicare health-care-costs insurance health-and-medicine
Alcoholics Anonymous is almost always more effective than therapy, a new review shows. AA participation lowered health care costs, too.
March 13, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: addiction alcohol health-care-costs featured social-lives health-and-medicine
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