May 14, 2013 — Florida International University's medical school has made community-based health care a central part of its curriculum. With home visits and a mobile health clinic, students connect with families in neighborhoods where medical care is scarce.
May 14, 2013 — A baby's delivery may not be covered for women insured as dependents on their parents' plans, even though office visits and prenatal care would be. Although the health care overhaul mostly improves coverage for young adults, it also leaves some odd holes in coverage.
May 8, 2013 — Hospital prices just got a lot more transparent. But if you have private insurance, the new information won't help you.
May 1, 2013 — An influential study of Medicaid in Oregon found that recipients used more health care, spent less money and reported improved health. But the results of a follow-up study are less positive about whether people with coverage were healthier.
Apr 2, 2013 — In order to get the tax advantages of a health savings account, the health plan it's linked to has to meet several certain criteria. Consumers with a health savings account may also be on the hook for the entire cost of medical care, except preventive care.
Mar 28, 2013 — It's remarkably rare for leading research hospitals to reject new drugs because of cost.
Mar 12, 2013 — Patients feel little personal responsibility for keeping health costs lower, a study found. They were also unlikely to accept a less expensive treatment option, even if it was nearly as effective as a more expensive choice.
Feb 26, 2013 — For the uninsured, hospital bills are full of high prices and hard-to-decipher codes.
Feb 26, 2013 — Is the operating room staff Facebooking when they should be monitoring vital signs? The nurse anestheticists say that's a potential patient safety problem.
Feb 19, 2013 — Federal programs, including many that provide health care, could soon be hit with deep cuts to their budgets. Agencies won't close, but services ranging from food inspections to vaccinations could be cut back. And the health care industry warns that half a million jobs could be lost within a year.