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NPR recently profiled a young widow who was left with hundreds of thousands of dollars of medical debt after her husband died of cancer. The woman, Fumiko Chino, is now a radiation oncologist at Duke University, studying the effects of financial strain on cancer...Read More »
The very rich can afford the very best of everything—including now healthcare too. A recent New York Times article reported on the nascent trend of ultra-high-end concierge healthcare services that are catching on in wealthy areas in places such as New York, Seattle, Los...Read More »
Motherhood is more deadly in the United States than in other advanced countries, according to a recent New York Times article. An American woman is about five times as likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth as a British woman, for example, the newspaper...Read More »
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Many patients worry about radiation exposure when they get X-rays taken at the dentist. After all, that heavy lead blanket isn’t draped on you for nothing. The cost of the procedure is another concern for the uninsured. The New York Times recently reported on...Read More »
The debate over Obamacare has had one positive effect that everyone can agree on: it’s educated Americans that insurance is about risk-pooling—according to a recent Bloomberg article—that is, both healthy and sick people need to participate if it’s going to be affordable for the...Read More »
Young adults—who lose coverage under their parents’ health insurance plans upon turning 26—are stuck in healthcare limbo along with the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare. According to CNBC, advisors agree that young people should always have health insurance,...Read More »