Sometimes we complain about the terrible state of the health-care system in this country. A lot of the time, in fact. So it’s really nice to be able to praise someone. I just tripped across this fabulous listing of free and low-cost health-care resources for New Yorkers, brought to the web by the NYC Free […]
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.
We’re inviting people to share their stories of the health-care marketplace. Here’s the first, as told to Juliet Linderman. Chris, photographer, 24, lives in New York City Chris is a 24-year-old freelance photographer living in New York City without health insurance. Two years ago, he was in Chelsea at a crowded networking event when he […]
Welcome to Part 1 of our handbook for people who are uninsured. We’re planning to publish several articles in this series, much as we have started publishing our “Ways to Save” series, then archive them on the site. * * * * * * * * * Let’s define the problem: The Census Bureau says […]
Hospital costs vary widely. The reasons are often in dispute. The value of analysis, though, is clear. “[N]early 30 percent of Medicare‟s costs could be saved without negatively affecting health outcomes if spending in high- and medium-cost areas could be reduced to the level in low-cost areas—and those estimates could probably be extrapolated to the […]