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A New Way Of Paying For Maternity Care Aims To Reduce C-Sections
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:49:06 -0400
Instead of paying doctors piecemeal for prenatal appointments and delivery of the baby, some insurers now offer medical practices one lump sum to cover it all.
How An 'International Price Index' Might Help Reduce Drug Prices
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:13:00 -0400
Drugmakers hate the idea. But Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump both say pegging the prices of U.S. medicine to what people elsewhere pay could save U.S. patients a bundle. Here's how an "IPI" might work.
The Real Bachelor Party Hangover: A $12,460 ER Bill
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 08:00:00 -0400
The high ER charge for treating one Colorado groom's hangover the day before his wedding illustrates how emergency room bills have become major headaches for many Americans.
It's Not Just Insulin: Diabetes Patients Struggle To Get Crucial Supplies
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 05:07:00 -0400
Type 1 diabetes can be well managed with insulin if blood sugar is consistently monitored. But insurance rules can make it hard for patients to get the medical supplies their doctors say they need.
As Texas Cracks Down On Abortion, Austin Votes To Help Women Defray Costs
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 05:09:00 -0400
The Austin City Council is defying Texas state legislators, setting aside $150,000 in city funds to help local women who seek abortions pay for attendant costs, such as transportation or child care.
Man Tells Bernie Sanders He Will Kill Himself Because Of Medical Debt
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 05:02:00 -0400
The presidential candidate, in a Nevada campaign stop, pushed back on criticism of his "Medicare for All" plan. Instead of asking Sanders questions, people have vented about health insurance problems.
Understanding Surprise Medical Bills Legislation
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 07:45:00 -0400
There's legislation in Congress to curb surprise medical billing. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Emmarie Huetteman of Kaiser Health News.
Democratic Debate Exposes Deep Divides Among Candidates Over Health Care
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 00:37:00 -0400
A large chunk of Thursday's Democratic primary debate featured policy brawls about health care policy — including costs, coverage and worries about whether the party is growing too extreme.
How To Teach Future Doctors About Pain In The Midst Of The Opioid Crisis
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 05:02:00 -0400
Around 20% of U.S. adults live with chronic pain. Medical schools traditionally haven't dedicated much time to teaching about pain and pain control, but one top school now has a mandatory course.
Telepsychiatry Helps Recruitment And Patient Care In Rural Areas
Mon, 09 Sep 2019 15:01:00 -0400
A telemedicine initiative at Meridian Health Services is making it possible to offer psychiatric care to more patients in remote areas. It's also helping recruit doctors in a tight labor market.

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