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Health-Records Company Pushed Opioids to Doctors in Secret Deal - Bloomberg
A drug maker paid the records system to add a pop-up message that pushed doctors to prescribe addictive drugs.
evil  capitalism  via:reddit  healthcare 
29 days ago by mcherm
'I live on the street now': how Americans fall into medical bankruptcy | US news | The Guardian
One in 6 Americans has a medical debt on their credit report; one in 12 went without insurance. 60% of bankruptcies are due to medical bills and most of those are people who were insured.
healthcare  via:TheGuardian  personal_net 
november 2019 by mcherm
The Huge Waste in the U.S. Health System - The New York Times
20-25% of US health care spending is wasteful: $760 billion/year. That's more than the US military spending.
healthcare  nytimes  via:HackerNews 
october 2019 by mcherm
Mother of 14-year-old boy who attempted school shooting charged - Insider
Mom called police which is why only the child was killed (suicide) when he attempted to shoot up the school. Mom is now charged because she pulled her son out of therapy when insurance didn't cover it.
law  ethics  healthcare 
october 2019 by mcherm
When Medical Debt Collectors Decide Who Gets Arrested
A terrible tale about how the poor are being jailed to try to squeeze money from them (or their friends and family) to pay for medical debts.
via:HackerNews  healthcare  law  evil  poverty 
october 2019 by mcherm
'Looping' Created an Underground Insulin-Pump Market - The Atlantic
Our society is failing insulin users - first insanely high prices, then this!
medicine  healthcare  via:HackerNews 
april 2019 by mcherm
People Lose Their Employer-Sponsored Insurance Constantly – People's Policy Project
"People like their employer-sponsored insurance" is a lie because most people don't get to keep it anyhow. 50% of youth lose it within a year, and 20% of older people.
healthcare  personal_net  via:HackerNews 
april 2019 by mcherm
US Workers Are Highly Taxed If You Count Premiums – People's Policy Project
If you count health insurance premiums as mandatory tax-like payments, then US workers pay a 43% tax rate: slightly less than the Netherlands, but more than Norway, Sweden, or France.
economics  healthcare  via:HackerNews  taxes 
april 2019 by mcherm
How Did Our Medical Notes Become So Useless? - HIV and ID Observations
Apparently, medical patient notes in the US are extremely long and unhelpful. This is primarily due to the way we fund our medical system.
healthcare  via:HackerNews  bureaucracy 
january 2019 by mcherm
Why a patient paid a $285 copay for a $40 drug | PBS NewsHour
25% of the time drug co-pays are larger than the actual cost for the drug.
healthcare  via:HackerNews 
august 2018 by mcherm
ER bills: A baby was treated with a nap. His parents got an $18,000 bill. - Vox
Showing up in the ER can result in a $15,000 - $30,000 fee for "activating the trauma team" even if the patient receives no medical care.
healthcare  vox  via:vox 
july 2018 by mcherm
Kids’ ER visits leave patients with expensive bills - Vox
Crazy costs for using the emergency room even for very simple things, but often it is the only option available.
vox  via:vox  healthcare  personal_net 
april 2018 by mcherm
Why I Had to Buy My Wife's Inhaler on the Dark Web | Motherboard
Life-saving medicine costs $300 per dose when bought legally only $30 per dose when bought on the dark web. US healthcare sucks.
healthcare  bitcoin  via:reddit 
july 2015 by mcherm
A Tale of 2 Countries: The Cost of My Mother’s Cardiac Care in the United States and India
Flaws in the US health care: you can't find out how much things cost. (They also cost too much, but having no idea how much is a major problem all on its own.) India is better.
healthcare  via:HackerNews 
september 2014 by mcherm
Tim Armstrong blames “distressed babies” for AOL benefit cuts. He’s talking about my daughter.
"When the company's exec said the benefit cuts were because we had a couple of 'million dollar babies', that's my child he's talking about."
ethics  healthcare 
august 2014 by mcherm
The Blog of Helios: Hacker News Folks Get Long Overdue Thanks.....
He needed immediate surgery to live. Doctors donated time, but he still needed $50,000. HN helped raise it.
politics  socialcomputing  HackerNews  via:HackerNews  healthcare 
july 2013 by mcherm
The Doctor vs. the Computer -
A doctor laments that the computer system will not permit him to write a detailed writeup of his surgical needs, because of the field length limitation.
medicine  healthcare  via:HackerNews 
december 2010 by mcherm
The Other Public Option: FiveThirtyEight: Politics Done Right
People are going into the military because it's the only way to get health care.
politics  healthcare  via:FiveThirtyEight  FiveThirtyEight 
october 2009 by mcherm

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