Health Care

12:46pm

Wed March 7, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Here's Hoping You Never Get A Hotel Bill Like This One

There are no standard rates. We can charge whatever we want.
Costs Of Care

Sit back and enjoy a video that will probably give you a chuckle, then might make you fume.

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9:39am

Wed February 1, 2012
Economy

Many Coloradans Not Saving For A Rainy Day

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Recent economic forecasts are predicting Colorado will continue to see recovery and job growth through 2012. However, according to a new report released this week, 1 in 4 Coloradans would not be able to cover their long term day to day expenses if they were suddenly out of a job.

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12:26pm

Tue January 31, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Many In High-Risk Insurance Pools Face Lifetime Coverage Limits

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Thanks to the health care overhaul, most people no longer have to worry about getting sick and running out of health insurance coverage.

The law eliminated lifetime limits, which ran in many plans from $1 millon to $2 million.

Unfortunately, though, the change doesn't apply to plans that enroll some of the sickest people: those who buy coverage in so-called high-risk insurance pools because they have medical problems that make them uninsurable in the private market.

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7:51am

Wed January 25, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Shortage Of Research On When There's Too Much Health Care

There's little doubt that the U.S. wastes a lot of money on unnecessary health care. But pinning down the worst offenders isn't easy, as a fresh analysis of the scientific literature finds.

Published research on overuse is in pretty short supply, so rooting out waste by looking at the existing studies can be a little like limiting your late-night search for lost car keys to the spots right under streetlights.

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10:01pm

Tue January 3, 2012
Health Care

In Tight Times, Medical Schools Market Themselves

Originally published on Wed January 4, 2012 10:36 am

A screen grab of a video ad for Vanderbilt University Medical Center features Dr. Mia Levy (right), an oncologist.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Hospitals stepped up their advertising in 2011, and some newcomers to the national marketing game are academic medical centers. While the coast-to-coast commercials help attract faculty and students, they're also aimed at getting more paying patients to travel for treatment.

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