Even Insured Can Face Crushing Medical Debt, Study Finds

In the new poll, conducted by The New York Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation, roughly 20 percent of people under age 65 with health insurance nonetheless reported having problems paying their medical bills over the last year. By comparison, 53 percent of people without insurance said the same.  Carrie Cota learned the hard way Read more about Even Insured Can Face Crushing Medical Debt, Study Finds[…]

Surprise! Insurance Paid the E.R. but Not the Doctor

When people go to the emergency room, they are often stunned to discover that doctors who treated them are not employed by the hospital and bill their insurance company separately. How common is this? New research published in The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday found that more than one in five patients visiting the emergency Read more about Surprise! Insurance Paid the E.R. but Not the Doctor[…]

New Recommendation on Colorectal Cancer Screening: America, We Are Confused

We are surprised by the latest update of the recommendations for colorectal cancer screening from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) (1). Contrary to the principles of evidence-based medicine, the guidelines provided equally strong recommendations for tests with very different quality of evidence for benefits and harms…. Read the full article here