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Americans Skip Meds and Borrow Billions to Pay for Basic Health Care

Last year, Americans borrowed a whopping $ 88 billion to pay for their health care, according to a nationally representative survey. What’s more, 45 percent of respondents said they feared that a major health care crisis would lead to bankruptcy, and nearly 25 percent of respondents reported skipping medical treatments in order to cut costs.… Read More »

5 quick PR tricks to cover up a lack of real health care news

As all researchers know, science is a grinding parade of failure and dead ends. But as we’ve often written, news release writers sometimes seem hell-bent on making the public believe otherwise. Like expert makeup artists, they can add sparkle to lackluster findings, mask blemishes in study designs, and smooth over unimpressive data. One thing I… Read More »

VA offers updated criteria for getting care at outside hospitals

Brief Published Feb. 25, 2019 Dive Brief: The Trump Administration has offered criteria to determine when veterans can get care outside the VA. That includes in areas where the VA doesn’t provide the needed care, doesn’t have a full-service facility in the veteran’s state or doesn’t provide adequate access to care in the area. Congress… Read More »