Originally published on Wed May 2, 2012 7:38 am
Why do some doctors keep performing expensive medical procedures after it becomes apparent there are cheaper and equally safe ways to treat patients? A study of cardiac procedures in Michigan takes a crack at this question, and while it comes up short on definitive answers, it has some provocative findings.
In more than half of the country, if you get injured while you're under the influence of alcohol, health insurers can refuse to pay for your medical care.
The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union says the costs of health insurance have become so high that many people who work in Colorado’s rural areas carry policies that only cover them in case of a dire emergency.
Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 1:51 pm
If you buy your own health insurance, there's nearly a 1 in 3 chance that come this summer you'll get a nice little surprise in the mail: money back from your health insurance company.
At least that's the prediction from an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Kelli Rose is 46 and healthy, with never a day in the hospital. But still, the only health insurance available to her has a $15,000 deductible and would cost up to $500 a month.