Category: health care costs

Unused medical supplies tossed in the trash and the cost passed on to you

Picture this: A warehouse the size of a middle school gym, filled to the brim with unopened boxes of surgical sutures,

Tips for reducing your out-of-pocket health care costs

We all know that health care costs continue to rise dramatically. But this should never deter you from getting the

$38,000 drug Humira continues to get more expensive for patients, lines the pockets of pharma

Remember the story of Turing Pharmaceuticals, the company that spiked the price of the drug Daraprim overnight from

Increased spending doesn’t mean better health outcomes for heart attack patients, study shows

A new report published by The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that increased Medicare

How to become health literate and avoid unnecessary costs

A great way to stay on top of your health care costs is to understand what you’re talking about.

Four tips for negotiating a better deal on medical bills

How to get the best deal on medical bills In the maze of medical bills, it’s hard to know if costs are fair or even

Non-profit hospitals recognize substantial profits from investments

Why should consumers care? Because costs passed on to you Many hospitals do not pay taxes because they are classified

Consumers want action on rising Rx prices

An open letter to Congress We asked you to share your voices, and thousands spoke! It’s clear – our health care

ER spending way up, even as number of visits is down

What is going on? A new report uncovers a troubling trend: Spending on emergency rooms increased by $3 billion from

Big Pharma consistently raises the price of required childhood vaccine

Formula hasn’t changed in years, but the cost sure has Every November Pfizer, an international pharmaceutical giant,

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