The report, released by Kaiser Family Foundation and the Peterson Center on Healthcare, details the high cost of Covid care for the unvaccinated. In fact, the analysis indicates the figure could be even higher than $2.3 billion, as the authors did not take into account the cost of outpatient treatment for Covid-19.
Conventional wisdom holds that the prices of pharmaceuticals are higher in the US than in other countries. But is that really the case? And if so, by how much? Which price? The question we need to answer is “which price” do you mean? There is the manufacturer wholesale price (i.e., gross price) which is how …
Uninsured Older Americans Have Worse Cancer Outcomes than Medicare Beneficiaries Study shows a dose-response effect on survival that varies by the robustness of insurance coverage. Uninsured have the worst cancer outcomes. The Doctor Weighs In
Despite the ongoing Covid-19 vaccine rollout, a significant percentage of Americans say they are planning to delay care in 2021 or are unsure about in-person care, a new survey shows. Virtual visit options, insurance coverage and clear information on Covid-19 safety protocols are some of the factors that will drive provider selection this year.
The health insurance technology company has raised $15 million in a Series A funding round. It will use the funds to expand access to its supplemental health plan nationwide and engage in new partnerships.
A Surgical Emergency Exposes the Crisis of the Young and Uninsured When a patient looked anxious before emergency surgery, it turned out he was worried about the hospital bill because he was uninsured. The Doctor Weighs In
Healthcare is becoming increasingly unaffordable, with 18% of Americans saying in a new survey that they would not be able to afford the care they need. Respondents also reported cutting back on other expenses to afford healthcare, including money spent on food and utilities.
Medicare Advantage beneficiaries spend $1,640 less per year on healthcare than those enrolled in traditional fee-for-service Medicare plans, a new report shows. But, despite the difference in savings, satisfaction levels for both types of plans are similar.
A group of inventors at the University of Cincinnati are developing a drone that can be used to conduct virtual visits in patients’ homes. The technology aims to fill the gap in telehealth delivery among those who do not have access to the necessary devices or have uneven internet connectivity.
Did Medieval Medicine Pave the Way for Value-Based Payment A new book about Medieval Medicine reveals that many factors that influenced medicine then are the same as what’s in place today. The Doctor Weighs In
Healthcare consumers are increasingly aware of specific therapies in development or on the market that can help treat the diseases they or their loved ones may be suffering from — and this growing awareness is changing the precision medicine arena.