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High Telehealth Use Tied to Increased Health Care Utilization, Cost

Areas of high telehealth use also had more ambulatory care-sensitive hospitalizations

New Rules Mean 3.6 Million Americans Could Get Wegovy Via Medicare, Costing Billions

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2024 (HealthDay News) -- A budget-busting 3.6 million Medicare recipients could now be eligible for coverage of...

$282 Billion: What Mental Illness Costs America Each Year

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2024 (HealthDay News) -- America’s mental health woes essentially serve as an annual economic downturn for the...

Biosimilar Biologics Do Not Always Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs

Findings seen in large study of commercially insured outpatients examining seven biologics, before and after biosimilar availability

Medical Debt Linked to Worse Health Status, Increased Mortality

Increase seen in physically and mentally unhealthy days during past month, years of life lost, age-adjusted all-cause mortality rate

Delayed Melanoma Care During Pandemic Proved Costly

Delayed diagnoses due to pandemic lockdowns tied to years of life lost

This Election Year, Health Care Costs Top Voter Concerns: Poll

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 21, 2024 (HealthDay News) -- Unexpected medical bills and high health care costs are dominating an election where...

Gross Price of Insulin Much Higher in the United States

On average, U.S. manufacturer prices are 971 percent of those in 33 OECD comparison countries

Price of Prescription Drugs Almost Threefold Higher in the United States

U.S. prices for brand-name originator drugs 422 percent higher; price of unbranded generics 67 percent of comparison countries

Concerns Associated With Elective Surgery Identified in Older U.S. Adults

64.3 percent reported being concerned about pain or discomfort; many adults also concerned about financial aspects