‘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.

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.

Less food access but more weight gain: How hospitals tackle the paradox of food insecurity

It seems counterintuitive that the term “food insecurity” would have a link to obesity. However, in the United States, that is exactly the case.

Less food access but more weight gain: How hospitals tackle the paradox of food insecurity

It seems counterintuitive that the term “food insecurity” would have a link to obesity. However, in the United States, that is exactly the case.

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Snafu tied up $1,260 hospital check to Air Force vet | Stu Bykofsky

Retired businessman fought for months to get a rebate from a hospital that had overcharged him
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Snafu tied up $1,260 hospital check to Air Force vet | Stu Bykofsky

Retired businessman fought for months to get a rebate from a hospital that had overcharged him
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‘Medicare for All’ is not the only way to insure everyone

Senator Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) caused quite a stir when she said during a CNN-televised town hall in Iowa that she favored replacing private health insurance with a “Medicare for All” plan.

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.

Tyson recalls chicken nuggets over reports of rubber inside

Tyson Foods is recalling some chicken nuggets after customers said they found pieces of "soft, blue rubber" inside

N.J. landfill backs out of plan to accept contaminated soil from Willow Grove military base

After environmental activists voiced concern, a New Jersey landfill that had agreed to take contaminated soil from the Willow Grove base backed out.

This Elkins Park company has a plan to reduce employees' health-care costs

Some employers that offer health insurance are embracing more primary care as a way to reduce long-term medical costs.

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.

Health outcomes in Philadelphia are a mixed bag

A healthier population lowers healthcare costs for insurers and the employers, employees and taxpayers who ultimately pay for that care.

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.

FDA resuming some food inspections halted by shutdown

FDA to resume inspections of riskier foods during government shutdown

The medical industry spends $30-billion a year on advertising, but do consumers need what they’re selling?

“Marketing drives more testing. It drives more treatments. It’s a big part of why health care is so expensive, because it’s the fancy, high-tech stuff things that get marketed."

N.J.'s most popular marijuana doctor ordered to stop practicing medicine

He faced allegations that he created a multimillion dollar enterprise by indiscriminately authorizing marijuana use for thousands of patients he met in hotel conference centers across the state.

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.

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