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These 7 states are most at risk from rising health-care costs

Health-care costs, which are high and growing, are likely to endanger funding for spending on things like education and transportation in these key states......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 13th, 2018

U.S. Drug Prices, But Not Out-of-Pocket Costs, Are the World’s Highest

Roughly comparable out-of-pocket is more than made up by less obvious spending. With drug prices rising sitting at 10% of skyrocketing health care costs and pharmaceutical companies socking away big pro.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMar 8th, 2019

Spain Surpasses Italy To Become "World"s Healthiest Country"

As the US struggles with declining life expectancy (as deaths from suicides, drug overdoses and other "deaths of despair" climb), rising infant mortality and ballooning health-care costs that preclude access to preventative .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeFeb 25th, 2019

GoFundMe Is Churning a Big Business in Raising Money for Medical Bills

A third of the $5 billion it has raised since 2010 has been for medical expenses. Health care costs are constantly skyrocketing in the United States--and will likely get worse, whether from the usual escalating expenses or special cases like t.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJan 17th, 2019

Media doesn"t unfairly target pharma for rising health care costs, OHSU researcher finds

Surveys show the general public tends to blame the pharmaceutical industry for rising health care costs. A research team including Dr. Vinay Prasad of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute analyzed a trove of articles in both academic journals and newspa.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 15th, 2019

What to watch in 2019: Providers, insurers wrangle over health care costs

Tackling the rising cost of health care promises to be even more contentious in 2019 as the political and financial stakes heighten......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 3rd, 2019

13 ways to survive rising health care costs

Don’t let healthcare costs elevate your blood pressure......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 6th, 2018

6 ways to help combat health expenses

According to the CDC, up to 90% of health care costs are related to care for individuals with chronic conditions. We know that many of these chronic conditions may be preventable, and therefore associated costs may be avoidable.    Rising health c.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 28th, 2018

The hidden ways rising health-care costs affect you

The rising price of health care in the U.S. costs families thousands of dollars a year in foregone wages, out-of-pocket costs and increased taxes, a new report says......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 10th, 2018

Health Coverage Costs Employers $20,000 a Family

The average cost of health coverage offered by employers rose to nearly $20,000 for a family plan this year, capping years of increases that experts said are tied to rising prices for care......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjOct 4th, 2018

Paying a premium on premiums: Rising health insurance costs outpace wage growth

Employer-sponsored health insurance costs rose again this year, bringing the family averages close to $20,000 and individual cost to nearly $7,000 – largely as a result of increasing health care cost.  According to a report by the Kaiser Family.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 4th, 2018

Health Care 5 Under 40: Jesse O"Brien

The former OSPIRG policy director played a key role in containing the rising costs of health care for Oregonians......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 20th, 2018

Retired and broke

Bankruptcy filings are on the rise among older Americans because of reduced income, increased health-care costs, rising debt and inflation......»»

Category: topSource: washpostAug 13th, 2018

Future of the middle class is financially fragile

The high price of housing, wage stagnation, job insecurity, crushing child-care expenses, rising health-care premiums and college costs the size of a mortgage are pushing the middle down the ladder......»»

Category: topSource: washpostAug 10th, 2018

Why the future of America’s middle class is so financially fragile

The high price of housing, wage stagnation, job insecurity, child-care expenses, rising health care premiums and college costs the size of a mortgage are pushing the middle down several rungs of the ladder......»»

Category: topSource: washpostAug 9th, 2018

Women worry more about health care costs than men

Women are more worried about the rising cost of health insurance than men and are more concerned that they won’t have access to affordable health care in the future. A new survey from Bankrate found that: A quarter of women, compared with 18 percen.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 9th, 2018

Top Ten: Weekend roundup: How the U.S. can save on health care without rationing | Hedging inflated FAANG stocks | Don’t buy these items on Amazon Prime Day

Reducing health-care costs without political nonsense; reducing FAANG exposure risk and a closer look at Amazon’s bargains......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 13th, 2018

Gawande to Head Health Venture of Berkshire, Amazon, JPMorgan

Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon.com and JPMorgan Chase have appointed surgeon Atul Gawande as chief executive of their new partnership to address rising U.S. employee health-care costs......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJun 20th, 2018

Berkshire, Amazon, JPMorgan Pick Surgeon to Lead Health-Care Venture

Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon.com and JPMorgan Chase have appointed surgeon Atul Gawande as chief executive of their new partnership to address rising U.S. employee health-care costs......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJun 20th, 2018

Nurse staffing ballot question survives court challenge

Supporters of the ballot initiative say it is necessary because nurses often are overburdened, but opponents say the rigid staffing mandates will further contribute to rising health care costs without actually improving patient safety......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 18th, 2018

The best states to retire to in 2018

We ranked all 50 states based on financial factors critical to retirees, including living expenses, tax burdens, health care costs, household incomes, poverty rates and the economic wellness of the state itself......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 7th, 2018