If fees for COVID-19 care can vanish, why not others?

"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?

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine covid-19 health-care-costs insurance money

Time to unlink work and health insurance in the US?

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.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
April 1, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health-and-medicine health-care-costs insurance jobs

Coronavirus spotlights health inequity that was already bad

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.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
March 31, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 health-care-costs money race-and-ethnicity socioeconomic-status

93% of people over 65 want Medicare to add dental coverage

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.

U. Michigan • futurity
March 25, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health-and-medicine health-care-costs insurance medicare teeth

Social ties make AA the most effective way to stop drinking

Alcoholics Anonymous is almost always more effective than therapy, a new review shows. AA participation lowered health care costs, too.

Stanford • futurity
March 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine addiction alcohol health-care-costs social-lives

To save $28M each year, fix this problem in operating rooms

Poor planning in hospital operating rooms may be costing millions of dollars each year, new research shows. Simple fixes can help cut extra costs.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
March 5, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine health-care-costs hospitals money surgery

Health insurance is a huge worry for middle-aged Americans

Nearly half of adults in their 50s and early 60s aren't sure they'd be able to afford health insurance in retirement, a new survey shows.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Feb. 10, 2020 ~4 min

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Out-of-pocket costs of having a baby can be ‘staggering’

Average out-of-pocket health care spending for having a baby jumped from $3,069 in 2008 to $4,569 in 2015. "These are not small co-pays."

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 7, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine babies births health-care-costs pregnancy

Air ambulance services seriously overcharge patients

Charges for air ambulance services in 2016 were as much as 9.5 times the rate Medicare allows. A market failure within the industry explains why.

Patrick Ercolano-JHU • futurity
Jan. 3, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture emergency-medicine health-care-costs laws

Why health care premiums are higher in rural places

Why do rural patients pay higher health care premiums? New research finds it's not primarily an issue of having too few doctors.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Dec. 9, 2019 ~3 min

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