Healthcare Costs - USA

A look at health care costs in the USA

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Article vox.com

Health care prices are the problem - Vox - Vox (2017)


Opaque and sky high bills are breaking Americans — and our health care system.

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Article axios.com

Health care's widespread overbilling problem - Axios (2017)


Doctors and hospitals routinely have to pay settlements to clear "upcoding" allegations. The health care system's complex payment system gives doctors and hospitals lots of i...

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Article vox.com

A surgeon wants to offer cheap MRIs. A state law is getting in his way - Vox (2018)


Dr. Gajendra Singh is suing to overturn North Carolina’s "certificate of need" law.

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Article vox.com

Patients face expensive ER bills even when they don’t receive treatment - Vox (2018)


Vox’s emergency room database shows that patients can face steep bills even when they decline treatment.

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Why American doctors keep doing expensive procedures that don’t work - Vox (2017)


The proportion of medical procedures unsupported by evidence may be nearly half. The evidence-based medicine problem: US doctors cling to procedures that don’t work "The rec...

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Article newyorker.com

Unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially | The New Yorker - The New Yorker


America’s Epidemic of Unnecessary Care. Overkill: An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it? Millions...

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Article politico.com

The problem of doctors’ salaries - The Agenda


"Why doctors get paid too much and what we should do about it. "The United States pays more than twice as much per person for health care as other wealthy countries. We tend ...

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Article theguardian.com

Non-profit’s $300 hepatitis C cure as effective as $84,000 alternative | Science | The Guardian - the Guardian (2018)


Exclusive: 71 million people stand to benefit from reduced price treatment for virus which can lead to liver cirrhosis, cancer and death

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Podcast a16z.com

Solving Baumol's Cost Disease, in Healthcare - a16z - Andreessen Horowitz (2020)


Why does the cost of education and healthcare services continue to rise rapidly, while the cost of goods rise much more slowly? According to economics theory, wages rise when th...

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Article latimes.com

When a hospital sling costs 900% more than at Amazon, something is very wrong (latimes.com) - Los Angeles Times (2019)


Medical equipment pricing is completely broken when a sling costs this much - Los Angeles Times. Cathy Birker-Hake tripped over a hose in her Valley Village backyard, disloca...

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Podcast a16z.com

Bio Eats World: May I Have Your Insurance Card Again, Please? - Andreessen Horowitz - Andreessen Horowitz (2021)


There's been a lot of talk (including on this show!) about the many kinds of innovations and technologies changing healthcare delivery for clinicians and patients. But what's ha...

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Article vox.com

Why is insulin so expensive? The absurd cost of a diabetes drug, explained. - Vox - Vox (2019)


Cigna, a major insurer, is capping monthly insulin costs at $25. It’s a Band-Aid on a much bigger problem.

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Is employer-sponsored insurance really a good deal for workers? - Vox - Vox (2018)


Medicare-for-all explained: insurance deductibles for work plans rising. Company insurance is deeply entrenched and poses a big challenge to Medicare-for-all — but costs for th...

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Article nytimes.com

When Hospitals Merge to Save Money, Patients Often Pay More - The New York Times


Rapid consolidation has created powerful groups of hospitals, with organizations dictating prices and fueling health spending in some areas of the country.

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Article ourworldindata.org

Why is life expectancy in the US lower than in other rich countries? - Our World in Data


Why do Americans have a lower life expectancy than people in other rich countries, despite paying so much more for health care? 

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