by Sy Mukherjee Posted on December 19, 2013
Two recent reports find little reason to worry about the dreaded insurance "death spiral" next year.
A new study of insurers' rate filings from 2012 to 2013 finds that rising medical costs -- and not the Affordable Care Act -- were responsible for the vast majority of double-digit premium increases.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on December 18, 2013
A new survey finds that an overwhelming majority of hospital executives think that American health care will be better off under the Affordable Care Act.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on December 16, 2013
The U.S. spends more on health care than any other developed nation -- but those dollars aren't translating into longer lives.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on December 12, 2013 Updated: December 12, 2013
Just half of psychiatrists accepted private insurance between 2009 and 2010 -- while 90 percent of all other doctors take private insurance.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on December 10, 2013 Updated: December 10, 2013
A new Gallup survey finds that 30 percent of all Americans skip out on medical treatment due to high costs -- a number that rises to nearly 60 percent for the uninsured. The Affordable Care Act has the potential to change that.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on December 5, 2013
A projected surge in developing nations' life expectancy is expected to more than double the percentage of the world's population with Alzheimer's by 2050.
by Sy Mukherjee & Andrew Breiner Posted on November 22, 2013 Updated: November 22, 2013
A historic slowdown in health spending that has huge ramifications for the U.S. budget has gone largely ignored by the media.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on November 21, 2013 Updated: November 21, 2013
A new study estimates that over 70 percent of Americans will get government subsidies to help them buy insurance under Obamacare.
by Sy Mukherjee Posted on November 21, 2013
Americans conflate low costs with poor quality, even though that's not really true. Giving them more information could lead them to make more prudent decisions when it comes to health care.