Nearly 8 in 10 Americans say the cost of prescription drugs is unreasonable, with voters from both parties agreeing that cutting their cost is a top priority.
Her employer Dignity Health says its mission is to further “the healing ministry of Jesus.” It has assets of $6 billion and pays its CEO $11.9 million a year.
In Seattle, she typically paid $70 per month for insulin and another $130 for pump supplies. In Germany, she pays roughly $11. Every three months.
Lymphedema is incurable, but compression stockings, sleeves and gloves help prevent complications such as swelling and infection. But they’re expensive.
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People at firms with more low-wage workers saw bigger deductibles and a larger share of their pay go to premiums than those at firms with fewer low-wage workers.
While membership programs promise customers will avoid out-of-pocket expenses, in reality the contractual fine print “isn’t as cut and dry.”
UVa sued patients for as much as $1 million and as little as $13.91, and garnished thousands of paychecks, largely from workers at lower-pay employers.
Measures include authorizing importation drugs, screen for excessive price increases and establish boards to set the prices states will pay for drugs.
Facing the prospect of a pricey dental procedure in Maryland, writer Mike Salmon looked outside the country — and landed on getting five crowns in Costa Rica.
If you going to cross the border for your medications, here are two things to know. 1) It is technically illegal. 2) It is unlikely you will be prosecuted.
US hospital costs are so high it makes sense for an orthopedic surgeon from Milwaukee and a patient from Mississippi to go to Mexican hospital for the surgery.
Physicians profit handsomely from infusions. And they are paid based on the prescribed drug’s average price giving them an incentive to pick the most expensive.
The price of insulins has nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016, leaving some patients with no choice but to travel to Canada, where insulin can be 90% cheaper.
The pricing tool, embedded in physicians’ electronic health record, shows how much patients will pay out-of-pocket and allows the doctor to find a cheaper alternative.