Charges: $99,159 for emergency services, therapy and hospital care, including $52,587 for the first surgery and $43,208 for the second to replace broken device.
Insulin prices tripled, then doubled again and now lists over $300 for a single vial. Most people with Type 1 diabetes need multiple vials every month to live.
Breast implants pricing gives a glimpse into how hospitals mark up prices of medical devices to boost their bottom lines.
Virtually all transplant centers require patients to verify how they will pay bills that can total $400,000 for a kidney transplant or $1.3 million for a heart.
No one told Shereese Hickson she qualified for financial assistance to cover her portion of a $123,019 bill until she called the hospital.
The high cost of cutting-edge treatments threatens to keep precision medicine, one of the most celebrated areas in cancer care, out of reach for many patients.
Her doctor had warned her that the extensive allergy skin-patch testing she needed might be expensive, but she wasn’t too worried: she had good insurance.
Election stories made up the bulk of the health care news this week. Other great gems and intriguing developments surfaced, though, so let’s get to it.
Seven in 10 people list health care as “very important” as they make their voting choices, eclipsing economy, gun policy, immigration and foreign policy.
When the cash price for a prescription is less than what you would pay using your insurance plan, pharmacists will no longer have to keep that a secret.