The Jackson Clarion Ledger reports on a local story, but one that impacts people all around the country every single day: Michelle Mills made sure to check that River Oaks hospital in Flowood was in her insurance carrier’s network on her way to
Healthcare in the United States is really expensive, and one of the reasons is that managing healthcare bills is really, really expensive. How expensive? New research mentioned in the Los Angeles Times sheds some light: Researchers from Duke University and
In healthcare, we use the word “toxicity” when it comes to taking a new medicine, especially a strong therapy to cure cancer. The concept of “financial toxicity” for cancer patients was raised by concerned clinicians at Sloane-Kettering Medical Center, who
A new Cato Institute study challenges the conventional wisdom on the effect of medical bills on the rate of personal bankruptcy. From the study: Policymakers’ beliefs about the frequency of medical bankruptcies are based primarily on two high-profile articles that
“New research shows that for a substantial fraction of Americans, a trip to the hospital can mean a permanent reduction in income. Some people bounce right back, but many never work as much again. On average, people in their 50s
“Medical bills can push patients over the financial cliff, but a new study says this may not happen as often as previous research suggests,” the Denver Post reports. “Hospitalizations cause only about 4 percent of personal bankruptcies among non-elderly U.S.