health care costs

An in-depth look at how the medical industry inflates charges for non-Medicare patients. Read more...
Steve Brill shows George Will and Kimberley Strassel where the moochers in our health care system are. Hint: It's not insureds. Read more...
As Samuel Knight at the Washington Monthly took note of this Sunday, it seems the White House may be getting the message that they're going to have a lot of trouble from their own party if they continue to remain open to chained CPI for Social Read more...
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm getting really tired of watching a bunch of extremely rich pundits sit around and tell the rest of us that there just hasn't been enough shared sacrifice from the working class, the elderly and the poor yet in order to solve our deficit problem. But that's exactly what the viewers are treated to day after day on MSNBC's three hour long Villager conventional wisdom regurgitation-fest called Morning Joe. Read more...
Health care costs Venn Diagram Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney may have graduated cum laude from Harvard, but his campaign clearly failed Venn Diagrams 101. On Monday, the campaign released a Venn diagram that Read more...

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Zombie attired protesters that included doctors and nurses marched through downtown Los Angeles to bring awareness to single payer healthcare legislation SB 810. The march comes at a time when the Supreme Court is discussing the Read more...
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told the mother of a child with a rare genetic disorder on Tuesday that she shouldn't have a problem paying $1 million a year for drugs because Apple's iPad can cost around $900. Speaking to more Read more...
I'm actually sympathetic to doctors -- yet in some respects, not. I get into these arguments with them all the time: "There is nothing but your own expectations making you send your kids to private schools, buy an expensive house or get a new car Read more...
I know many of you are worried about Susie after she went into the hospital the other day and I wanted to give you a quick update on her. She called me from the hospital a little while ago and sounded pretty good, but tired. She needs another test Read more...
In yet another illustration of why no, you really don't want government run like a business, a very interesting piece by Mariah Price from The Washington Monthly about hospitals' group purchasing operations: In theory, GPOs are supposed to lower Read more...