“Nine years after the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, Americans are continuing to live with crushing amounts of medical debt,” BuzzFeed News reports. “One in six people in the US have medical debt on their credit report, and
From their distinct viewpoints as debt collections and healthcare administration insiders, the three authors take a realistic look at our healthcare system, revealing how and why we got into this mess of skyrocketing costs, shrinking insurance coverage, rising deductibles, and mounting medical debt.
As medical costs and bills can create significant challenges for many Americans, so can the issue of quality of care. And recently, new evidence that a questionable medical experience can happen to anyone.
Olivia Young writes for Business Insider: I got through 26 years of life without ever having a medical emergency much worse than the flu. I never had a surgery, save the standard wisdom-teeth removal that nearly everyone underwent during high
An interesting story from Bloomberg on a new trend in health care: The U.S. air-ambulance fleet has doubled in size in the past 15 years to nearly 900 helicopters making 300,000 flights annually, according to data compiled by Ira Blumen,
NPR reports on Sherry Young, a retired librarian on disability and a mother of two in Lawton, Oklahoma, who went to an orthopedist to find relief for pain in her foot. An orthopedic surgeon told her that he could fix