photosetMay 09, 2013 4:38 pm
Federal data released for the first time shows the wildly different amounts hospitals are charging Medicare to perform the same procedure.
See how hospitals near you are charging with this New York Times interactive.
This chart from the Washington Post lets you compare the highest and lowest averages in your state.
quoteFeb 06, 2013 4:22 pm
"Health ought to be universally recognized as a basic human right. Yet in this society, dominated as it is by the profit-seeking ventures of monopoly corporations, health has been callously transformed into a commodity – a commodity that those with the means are able to afford, but that is too often entirely beyond the reach of others."
Angela Y. Davis
Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: The Politics of Black Women’s Health
textAug 25, 2012 1:27 pm
by David Cutler
Supporters for the Romney-Ryan approach to Medicare have a new talking point. They say a new study by “three liberal Harvard economists” proves that the plan’s competition will reduce health care costs without harming beneficiaries. But the study doesn’t say that.
And I should know. I’m one of the economists who wrote it.
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