The new app lets people with Original Medicare, caregivers and others quickly see if Medicare covers a specific medical item or service.
The price of a liter of basic saline solution ranged from $56 to $383, nearly seven times as much. A brain MRI with contrast ranged from $3,200 to $8,800.
The 2.8-percentage-point increase since that low represents a net increase of about seven million adults without health insurance.
Seventy-four percent of those polled, including nearly half of Republicans (47%), favor a national government plan like Medicare that is open to anyone.
For over a decade, we’ve been waiting for Washington to solve our healthcare woes. Now, with Washington in total dysfunction, states are looking for solutions.
Nearly a hundred rural hospitals in the United States have closed since 2010. Another 600-plus rural hospitals are at risk of closing,
Medical fundraisers now account for 1 in 3 of the website’s campaigns, and they bring in more money than any other GoFundMe category.
“The system is terrible. It needs to be rethought and retooled. Politicians are failing us. Health care companies are failing us,” says CEO Rob Solomon.
Must-read health care stories of the week from Kaiser Health News’ Brianna Labuskes.
At least 10 states are exploring whether to allow residents to pay premiums to “buy in” to Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for the poor.
Consumers will have lower deductibles, improved access, evidenced-based services, and access to transparent, predictable cost-sharing, Inslee says
Plans starting to pay for services such as meals, transportation, housing and other Assistance to improve members’ health and reduce medical costs.
Forty-five percent say they have little or no confidence that they’ll be able to afford the cost of health coverage once they retire.
Middle-class folks with employer-based insurance are still being swamped by high deductibles, high copayments and surprise medical bills.
This ruling will likely not undo the law. It does, however, add more uncertainty to the ACA while also showing how Republicans want to destroy the law.