Such an expansive scheme is very expensive. It has been costed at A$77.6 billion over the next decade, funded with new taxes on big corporations and billionaires.
Medical personnel attend a Covid-19 patient at an intensive care unit in Muret, near Toulouse, on November 17, 2020.
France’s per-capita death toll from Covid-19 is higher than the average for high-income countries. A lack of prevention and the initial rigidity of the French system are largely to responsible.
For some people, accessing their super early for fertility treatments is their only chance to start or extend their family. And they need better protection.
The pandemic’s supply crunch led to more reuse and decontamination techniques that can save money and reduce waste.
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Hospitals have a lot of room to reduce, reuse and recycle supplies – as many were forced to discover during the pandemic.
Union Square in Manhattan, where many of New York City’s homeless live.
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What happens to unhoused people who get COVID-19?
Juan Duran-Gutierrez kisses his newborn daughter Andrea for the first time in his home after bringing her home from the hospital on Aug. 5.
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Hispanics born in the US have worse health outcomes than Hispanics in the US who were born in countries from which they emigrated.
As larger percentages of the U.S. population become infected, a study shows how direct medical expenses for treating COVID-19 will rise. Those costs will come back to everyone.
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Reopening state economies too soon risks a second wave of the pandemic, and a surge in medical costs. Anyone who pays insurance premiums and taxes will be picking up the tab.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanks National Health Service workers for saving his life.
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In the UK, nobody collects patients’ insurance information or credit card details. There’s simply no charge for services, including doctor visits, ambulances and hospitalizations.
President Donald Trump pictured with HHS Secretary Alex Azar on June 24, 2019, after signing initial legislation to require hospitals to reveal their prices.
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Would you buy a pair of shoes without knowing the price? Consumers have bought medical care from hospitals for years without knowing the costs, but new regulations will change that.
Several Democrats running for president in 2020 support some version of Medicare for all.
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There’s a very simple way to give Medicare to all: delete six words from the legislation that created the program in 1965.
Health care has become a major talking point in the 2020 election.
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Presidential candidates have been proposing plans to expand health coverage, lower prescription drug costs and make hospital bills more transparent. But few get to the real problem. Here’s why.
Dr. Paul Davis shows President Trump a surprise $17,000 medical bill his daughter received, while Trump spoke to reporters about surprise medical bills at the White House on May 9, 2019.
President Trump has been backing transparency in hospital pricing so that consumers can compare prices. But will that help when the real deals are done in secret?
Are you ready for this?
How willing are people to accept medical care from a robot or an automated system? It depends on the procedure – and the price.
Electronic medical records can be costly and time-consuming.
Electronic medical records were supposed to improve health care. Are they doing that? Two doctors describe the problems.
Having cancer is bad enough, and dealing with the costs and confusion of billing systems makes things harder.
A cancer diagnosis is one of the scariest of all. The pain and fear are worsened by a confusing landscape of bills, opaque billing systems and changing insurance rules, rates and reimbursements.
More data may be key to disrupting health care.
The president should use his penchant for shaking up the status quo to tackle the genuine crisis in health care.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R.-S.C., left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pictured Sept. 26, 2017 before the vote on Graham’s bill to gut Obamacare. Like others before it, the bill failed.
The Trump administration’s latest effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act is the expansion of short-term insurance plans. But these shorter plans are also short on real benefits.
Lukas Haeder, the author’s son, on his birthday.
A routine childbirth proves expensive and complicated. Insurance company adjustments, inconsistent billing and mystery costs flummoxed even a health policy expert and his wife, a teacher.
Corruption in the health sector in Nigeria takes many forms.
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Corruption in Nigeria’s health sector can be eliminated by the implementation of a few simple strategies.
Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway, Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase created a health venture in January.
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Noted physician and author Atul Gawande was named CEO of a new health care venture aimed at cutting costs and improving care. But the most important man to keep an eye on in this effort isn’t Gawande. It’s the middleman.