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Many Hospitals Charge Double or Even Triple What Medicare Would Pay

In Indiana, a local hospital system, Parkview Health, charged private insurance companies about quadruple what the federal Medicare program paid for the same care, according to a study of hospital prices in 25 states released on Thursday by the nonprofit RAND Corp. Colorado employers were shocked to learn they were paying nearly eight times what… Read More »

Hospitals warn Medicare public option would be an $800 billion hit to industry

Hospitals warned Tuesday that their industry would suffer an $ 800 billion cut if Democrats succeed in massively expanding Medicare. The American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals published a report concluding that allowing the public to buy in to Medicare plans at cost would not only contribute to massive budget cuts to… Read More »

Congrats on the new baby. Would you like a DNA screening test?

However, before routine genetic screening of infants even approaches reality, many questions need answers, including whether genetic sequencing can accurately identify babies who will develop a disease, according to Dr. Joseph A. Bocchini Jr., chairman of the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children. The committee evaluates scientific evidence and makes recommendations to… Read More »