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‘Paid in protest’ - Pa. couple’s seven-month attempt to correct a colonoscopy bill

A Broomall couple spent seven months trying to correct a $302 colonoscopy bill they believed was a mistake. Eventually, when it was sent to collections, they paid to avoid damaging their credit.

‘I wasn’t prepared at all’: Having a baby is covered by insurance, but losing a baby is another story

Losing a baby can be expensive as giving birth to one, and is a financial burden emotionally tapped-out families are unprepared to handle.

High cost of insulin may be sending consumers to use over-the-counter version, researchers say

Over-the-counter insulin is popular among patients who can't afford pricey brand-name insulin, according to new research by Christiana Care System.

Medicare chief tells Philly conference: Patients must be part of controlling health-care costs

CMS Administrator Seema Verma spoke at Wharton's Health Care Business Conference at the Union League Friday.

Union official and councilman at the same time, Bobby Henon crossed the line, prosecutors say

Federal indictments paint Councilman Bobby Henon as abusing his power on behalf of his union.

Furloughed federal workers will have to pay dental and vision premiums or risk losing coverage

Furloughed federal workers will be billed directly for their dental and vision premiums.

After her tooth pain became unbearable, furloughed federal worker received free care at Temple

Furloughed federal workers take advantage of free emergency dental care at Temple University.

Temple, Penn offering free dental care to furloughed federal workers

Temple University is offering free dental care to furloughed federal workers.

Pricey prescription drugs may have cheaper, generic versions overseas

From U.S. pharmacies, patients may have no alternative to pricey brand-name medications. But in some cases, a cheaper generic exists in another country.

Her insurer’s price tool estimated less than $1,375 for a breast MRI. Then she got a bill for $3,200.

Insurers and health systems are increasingly investing in price estimator tools -- though they're not always helpful.