All articles related to "health costs":

Op-ed: Surprise medical bills are ‘morally repugnant’

By some estimates, over half of Americans have received “surprise” medical bills that they thought would have been covered by insurance. In a December 9, 2019 Boston Globe opinion piece, Ashish Jha, K.T. Li Professor of Global Health…

Study: Widely used health care algorithm has racial bias

Significant racial bias has been found in an algorithm that helps hospital networks determine which patients may need further care, with whites favored over blacks, a new study found. In an algorithm from the health services company Optum,…

What the public thinks about high health care costs

Although many health policy experts think that overuse of health care services is a significant contributor to high health care costs, the public’s major concern is that prices for services and drugs are simply too high. That’s according…

Are the high costs of health care in the U.S. worth it?

Despite spending more on health care than any other country, the U.S. has health outcomes that are not much better—and in many cases, are worse—than other countries. In a May 20, 2019 New York Times article, Austin Frakt,…

Unpaid medical bills leading to liens on homes

Collection agencies are placing liens on the homes of people who have unpaid medical bills in Colorado, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Vermont, according to an investigative report from NBC News. Many of the medical bills arrive…