True cures in medicine are surprisingly rare. But for nearly five years, doctors have had one available for hepatitis C, an often chronic, life-shortening viral disease that wreaks havoc on the liver. The only problem, as a depressing study published Thursday in Open Forum Infectious Diseases highlights, is that… Read more…
All of us have stories of the ridiculous system in the United States were hospitals and doctors inflate bills which are then paid by insurance companies. The problem is that some people do not have the time to keep calling and challenging these bills.
A dental practice in Pennsylvania has a novel method for guaranteeing return business: Threaten to turn parents in for neglect if they stop bringing in their kids. Smiles 4 Keeps, which has three offices in the state, insists that its threats are being misinterpreted.
I say no, in my latest Bloomberg column . For some of the arguments here, I am indebted to earlier work by Megan McArdle. The post Is single-payer health care a feasible evolutionary option? appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION .
I hate it when the reality of economics interferes with the myth of free for all…….
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to unveil his long-awaited ” Medicare for all ” proposal for government-controlled, single-payer health care. His colleague, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), is all-in on the scheme . “Medicare for All is one way that we can give every single person in the country access to high quality health care,” she writes. “Everyone is covered.
Today, a U.S. appeals court reversed a previous ruling that barred the state of Arkansas from halting Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, after the release of setup videos secretly recorded by anti-abortion, hard-right media provocateurs. (more…)