Top 10 most expensive chronic diseases for healthcare payers: Healthpayer Intelligence

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Top 10 most expensive chronic diseases for healthcare payers: Healthpayer Intelligence

“Chronic diseases are on the rise in the United States, leaving healthcare payers with the challenge of covering care for patients with these expensive, long-term conditions,” Thomas Beaton writes over at Healthpayer Intelligence. “Healthcare spending reached a total of $3.2 trillion dollars in 2015, based upon estimates from CMS. Spending is expected to continue to […]

Who’s buying medications and medical supplies on Craigslist?

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Who’s buying medications and medical supplies on Craigslist?

  Medications and supplies for chronic conditions like diabetes and asthma are expensive, especially for the uninsured. But who thought that Craigslist would be a supplier of choice, instead of the local CVS or Costco? I’ve seen a handwritten sign or two scattered about the New York City area offering to pay cash for diabetes […]