February 02, 2016
Time for Affordability
For the first time in American history, the U.S. government is spending more on health care than social security. That’s according to the Congressional Budget Office, which says the federal government spent $936 billion on health care programs in 2015, a 13 percent increase from 2014.
January 04, 2016
Resolve to Take Control of Your Health Care
It’s the New Year, and for many, it’s a chance to start fresh. While you could resolve to spend more time at the gym, save more money, or learn a new hobby, what if you did something different – like, took control of your health care?
November 30, 2015
How one letter in the alphabet raised health care costs for all
If schoolkids have to suffer through the “three Rs,” you, too, should start paying attention. But I’m not talking about reading, writing, and arithmetic.
October 31, 2015
Laying the “Telephone Lines” of Health Care
Long before Obamacare was a buzzword, and before the never-ending debate over the rising cost of health care began, there was a concept that all Americans deserve access to basic goods and services.
October 13, 2015
Making the Case for Medicare Advantage
The American health care system is in a state of flux. From the skyrocketing cost of specialty pharmaceuticals to a recent surge in hospital consolidations, health care – as we know it – is undergoing a massive makeover, and no one knows if it will be prettier in the end. There is, however, one shining…
October 05, 2015
Prescription Price Hikes: The Discussion Continues
The high cost of prescription medications has been a hot topic as of late. The discussion came to a head last month when a pharmaceutical company raised the price of a 62-year-old pill about 5,000 percent overnight.