His three-year-old came home Nov. 14 with “a golfball-size lump on the head. Then in another incident, he was diagnosed with a “concussion." Finally he was found alone, lying down and throwing up. His world-beating dad blew his top.
"Financial toxicity" isn't found only among cancer patients or those battling other critical illnesses. Half of Americans experience some form of medical financial hardship, according to a new study by the American Cancer Society.
A new rule for the ACA marketplaces will mean smaller subsidies for those who buy individual plans and could lead to higher out-of-pocket costs for everyone with private insurance — even those with employer-sponsored plans.
by Rachel Levine and Andy Carter, For the Inquirer
Typically, hospitals receive payment for each health care service they provide. With the Rural Health Model, hospitals get paid based on annual budgets. With their financial footings more predictable, hospitals can focus on keeping people healthy.
After I retired, I switched to Medicare. Although I had worked as a healthcare executive, I found it difficult to navigate the various supplemental plans that were offered, especially the plans for drug coverage.