We heard from our friend Victoria Olsen not long ago about the wrenching events in her life. Here’s the second of two parts about her father’s illness; the first is here, detailing the car crash that ultimately revealed the brain tumor he was suffering from.
More generic drug means cheaper drugs for thousands of patients, and savings for insurance companies. But what happens if the generic doesn’t work? We hear one patient’s story of her expensive fight to stay on the brand-name drug.
Generic versions of key drugs are hitting the market, which will mean huge savings for consumers. We talked to one expert about what these cheaper versions of Lipitor, Zyprexa, Actos, Singulair and Seroquel means in the health-care marketplace.
Looks like the Boston-New York rivalry is back, in a different form: this time, it’s over the price of a mammogram. Mammogram prices ranging from $500 to around $900 were quoted to Martha Bebinger, a reporter at WBUR, the NPR station in Boston. She wrote an article about costs of a mammogram for the the new HealthCareSavvy community over at […]
It’s an inspiring story: She has cancer. She was denied coverage for treatment by her insurance company, and she fought the decision — and won. One of our readers, Mary Schnack, told us her story about pain and triumph in the health-care system. She’s our heroine! “I have had endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS) eight times […]
We got some love from Todd Park, the chief technology officer of the federal Department of Health and Human Services the other day. He was the featured speaker at a meeting of the Health 2.0 NYC group, co-sponsored with NYC Hacks/Hackers, as a result of an invitation I extended to him when we met at […]
A roundup of opinions from the Web on the HHS ruling that insurers must cover birth control: Planned Parenthood’s Bollywood video: The Planned Parenthood video supporting the HHS decision has gone viral. Steven Colbert objects to objections: The birth-control decision is the end to humanity as we know it. And what does a […]