As a surgeon, I want to commend Steven Brill on an outstanding article. A detailed discussion about the pricing and profits in health care is long overdue. You succeeded in putting a personal face on this crisis, and yes, it is a …
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How much does it cost to stay healthy? Readers shared their thoughts — and their remarkable health care charges — following Steven Brill’s recent TIME cover story, “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us”
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The cash flow for Sloan-Kettering comes from more than just drug markups. It also comes from the high pricing enabled by a great brand and an enterprise that has learned how to expand the reach of its brand
The new issue of TIME magazine explores the problem of rising medical bills, examining who is setting such high prices and pocketing the biggest profits. Read social media reaction to the cover story here, and share your own thoughts at #bitterpill.
How outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying our health care
Simple lab work done during a few days in the hospital can cost more than a car. A trip to the emergency room for chest pains that turn out to be indigestion brings a bill that can exceed the price of a semester at college. When …
$7 for a gauze pad, $995 for the ambulance ride, $13,225 for one day in the ICU—has the cost of medical care become untenably high? Comment in the space below, sharing your experiences, insights and strategies for navigating the American healthcare system.
Medical bills can be intimidating, but that doesn’t mean they are always accurate.
To lower healthcare costs, it helps for doctors to know what medical services and supplies cost
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