Health Care

2:55pm

Fri September 7, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

How Broken Is The U.S. Health Care System? Let's Count The Ways

Originally published on Tue September 11, 2012 10:29 am

Complaints about disorganized health care are rampant.
IOM

Just about everybody who's ever needed health care in this country has seen firsthand the problems that make our system inefficient, costly and often downright unsatisfying.

The nonpartisan Institute of Medicine just put out a 450-page report about the problems along with some ideas for improvements.

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9:55am

Wed September 5, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Insurer's Files Show Big Cost Differences For Same Illnesses

Yes, we've seen this before: a study showing large spending disparities to treat similar ailments and little if any link between expenditure and effectiveness.

What's different about a new analysis is the patients.

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10:46am

Tue August 21, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Hospitals Gripe About Health Insurers, Too

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 11:19 am

When it comes to dealing with insurers, hospitals like some more than others.
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that health insurance companies can be a pain for patients. What may be a surprise is that hospitals often complain, too. And the reasons aren't so different from those of consumers: Denied claims. Low reimbursement. Late reimbursement. Thickets of red tape.

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4:42am

Mon August 20, 2012
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The Battle Over The Bulges: Debate Rages Over Govt Role In Healthcare

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As the number of Americans tipping the obesity scale grows, another battle over the bulges has emerged: How much should public policy control the collective diet?

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1:30am

Mon August 13, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Medicaid Fight Reinvigorated With Political Light On Health Care

Originally published on Mon August 13, 2012 7:57 am

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., points to piles of the health care overhaul legislation during a markup hearing before the U.S. House Budget Committee last year in Washington, D.C.
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