How much does Remicade cost? The true cost of Crohn’s disease

How much does Remicade cost? The true cost of Crohn’s disease

By ERIN BRICKER (Editor’s note: Erin Bricker reached out to us via our interactive software to talk about health costs, and we struck up a conversation. I asked her to write about her experiences, and she agreed, in the hope that someone else would benefit from her knowledge.) In the last 20 years or so, […]

How a Chronically Ill Person Does Money: Crohn’s Disease, The Billfold

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Summary: “When I was 13, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract, and from that point on nearly all of my major life choices have been made with it in mind, including picking a college major that would result in a job with health insurance,” my friend Carly […]

How patient satisfaction translates to more money: Randi Oster

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Summary: Patient satisfaction is a big deal in health care these days. I talked about the topic with Randi Redmond Oster, the head of Help Me Health and the multi award winning author of “Questioning Protocol,” which details her journey with her son, who has Crohn’s disease, and his multiple operations. “What I discovered was […]

U.S. health system: Built by the haves, disadvantaging the have-nots

Summary: Well-to-do and wealthy people think differently about health care pricing than people of more modest means. This may seem obvious, but it’s a big problem: if the system is built by the haves and services the have-nots, and also takes advantage of them, then big issues will inevitably arise. For an example of this in […]