Cost of care

Do Higher Hospital Prices Reflect Greater Investments in Quality?

Benedic Ippolito shares new research that examines whether hospitals with higher prices also offer higher quality care.

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Hospitals Scooping Up Physician Practices Drives Health Care Prices Up

Aditi Sen shares new research that examines whether hospital consolidation increases health care prices.

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‘Pain, Fear and Waste: The Costs of Unnecessary Care’ Digital Story

We explore cascades of care — how a clinician’s desire to be thorough can snowball into a harmful spiral of unnecessary care.

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Fixing the Obamacare ‘Glitch’ That Pushed One Couple to Divorce

The Biden administration is trying to close a gap in the Affordable Care Act that blocks 5 million people from getting affordable health care.

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MRIs, Mammograms and the Risk of Breast Cancer Screening Cascades of Care

Stacie Dusetzina shares new research on how much extra care comes after different kinds of breast cancer screenings.

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High-Price Drugs Out of Reach for Many on Medicare

Bianca Frogner breaks down new research on the impact subsidies can have for people on Medicare trying to access lifesaving drugs.

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The Sky-High Price of Insulin and What Lawmakers Are Trying To Do About It

We explore the high cost of insulin in the U.S. and Congress’ latest push to address those prices with Kaiser Health News reporter Bram Sable-Smith.

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Pain, Fear and Waste: The Costs of Unnecessary Care

We explore cascades of care — how a clinician’s desire to be thorough can snowball into a harmful spiral of unnecessary care.

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Ways to Save in Budget Busting Medicare Part B

Stacie Dusetzina shares new research showing the difference in spending on Part B drugs in Medicare and Medicare Advantage.

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