The vulnerabilities that COVID-19 has revealed were a predictable outgrowth of our market-based health care system.
How can we know when to reopen society without testing many more people?
Hidden costs for ER visits and other fees could cost people thousands of dollars.
Para el 5 de marzo, Andrew Cencini, profesor de ciencias de la computación en el Bennington College de Vermont, había tenido episodios de fiebre, malestar y dificultad para respirar por un par de semanas. Justo antes de enfermarse, había viajado a Nueva York, ayudado con computadoras en una prisión local y salido en múltiples llamadas […]
In an era when we get flash-flood warnings on our phones and weekly influenza statistics from every state, vital knowledge about the coronavirus outbreak is being kept under wraps.
Surprise bills are just the latest weapons in a decades-long war among health care industry players over who gets to keep the fortunes generated each year from patient illness: $3.6 trillion in 2018. The practice is an outrage, yet no one in the health care sector wants to unilaterally make the type of big concessions that would change things.
La editora de KHN cubrió para The New York Times el brote de SARS en China. Y sabe de primera mano lo que funcionó entonces, y lo que funcionaría ahora para prevenir al coronavirus.
While covering the SARS outbreak as a reporter in China, KHN’s editor-in-chief saw that common sense is the best defense against viral illness.
After my husband had a bike accident, we were subjected to medical bills that no one would accept if they had been delivered by a contractor, or a lawyer or an auto mechanic. Such charges are sanctioned by insurers, which generally pay because they have no way to know whether you received a particular item or service — and it’s not worth their time to investigate the millions of medical interactions they write checks for each day.
In 21st-century US health care, everything is revenue, and so everything is billed.