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Drug stocks slip, then swing back even higher after Trump unveils drug cost cutting plan

Healthcare stocks dipped after President Donald Trump started presenting his plan to cut prescription drug costs, then bounced sharply to trade even higher than pre-speech levels. The SPDR Health Care Select Sector ETF was up about 0.5% before T.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 11th, 2018

Tech giants join forces on tools to improve medical record sharing

Despite more efforts to streamline the system, it's still very difficult for patients to share medical records between health care providers......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 29th, 2018

Columbia health tech firm seeks to double staff, customers next year

Vheda Health aims to help insurers engage their high-cost members — namely Medicare and Medicaid patients with chronic conditions like diabetes or hypertension — and provide them with tools to make sure they are sticking to care plans......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 24th, 2018

Report: Trump administration needs to step up on "Obamacare"

A congressional watchdog says the Trump administration needs to step up its management of sign-up seasons for former President Barack Obama's health care law after mixed results last year amid a failed GOP drive to repeal it......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 23rd, 2018

What Does Knee Surgery Cost? Few Know, and That"s a Problem

The price we pay for health care often has little connection to what it .....»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjAug 21st, 2018

Why are health-care costs so high, even if you’re insured? Higher premiums, deductibles

More than 4 in 10 adults with workplace insurance coverage said they were surprised by the high cost of their medical expenses in the last year. About a fifth of those with insurance through the.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayAug 12th, 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

Even the Insured Aren"t Immune from Health Care Cost Fears

Having insurance coverage is a start, but a new survey shows how tenuous many of us feel our situations still are......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 8th, 2018

Accident in Boston illustrates steep cost of emergency care

A recent accident on a Boston subway platform exposed a troubling problem with health care in America. The victim didn't want the good Samaritans helping her to call an ambulance. Nikki Battiste reports......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 6th, 2018

Insurance companies approach Trump health plans cautiously

President Donald Trump says insurers are "going wild" about his new health care options and "millions and millions" of people will be signing up......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 6th, 2018

99% of Americans don’t make this simple money-saving choice on health care

Most patients assume medical procedures are set at a relatively fixed cost......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 5th, 2018

Short-term health insurance plans are dirt cheap for good reasons

The Trump administration is relaxing restrictions on these health-care plans......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 4th, 2018

A new type of cheap health care plan is hitting the market

The Trump administration on Wednesday passed a ruling expanding.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 2nd, 2018

A new type of cheap health care plan is hitting the market

The Trump administration on Wednesday passed a ruling expanding.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 2nd, 2018

Explaining The High Cost Of US Health Care: No Skin In The Game

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, Costs are expensive because there is almost no skin in the game. Graft has taken over. The Wall.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 1st, 2018

Officials are promoting lower-cost, short-term health plans

The Trump administration is clearing the way for insurers to sell short-term health plans as a bargain alternative to pricey Obama-law policies for people struggling with high premiums......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 1st, 2018

A new study estimates Bernie Sanders" "Medicare for All" plan would cost a whopping $32.6 trillion over 10 years

Reuters/Gary Cameron Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for all" plan would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, according to a study by a university-bas.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 30th, 2018

Trump"s top Medicare official slams "Medicare for All"

The Trump administration's Medicare chief is slamming "Medicare for All," the proposal from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for a national health care plan that would cover all Americans......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 25th, 2018

State says Beth Israel-Lahey merger could cost Mass. millions

The state’s health care watchdog has strongly criticized a proposed mega-merger between Lahey Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and three community hospitals, saying the deal would raise health care spending by $168 million to $251 mil.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 18th, 2018

Trump"s family separation crisis has reportedly cost tens of millions of dollars and taken funds away from health programs

Health and Human Services handout via Reuters The Trump administration's family separations have cost tens of millions so far, Politico reported on Wednesday. The Health and Human Services department has spent at l.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 18th, 2018