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  • California's Medi-Cal program for poor grows to 12 million

    Since California embraced the federal health care overhaul, the state's Medicaid program for the poor has added more than 2.7 million people, a surprisingly high number that has left the state to grapple with making sure there are enough doctors to care...
  • Doctor costs, radicalism, and factories: Letters

    Doctor-visit costs Imagine you're a Medicare patient, and you go to your doctor for an ultrasound of your heart one month. Medicare pays your doctor's office $189, and you pay about 20 percent of that bill as a co-payment. Then, the next month, your...
  • Consumer Reports: How to get the best possible hospital care

    In an ideal world, respectful treatment from health care providers would be the norm. In the real world, you may have to insist on it. Consumer Reports suggests increasing the odds of a good hospital experience with these strategies: -- Choose the...
  • Doctors get 'creative' in billing

    Doctors get 'creative' in billing
    As I understood it, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) was supposed to curb the cost of health care spending. What I found from a personal standpoint was creative ways for doctors to continue their billing practices. With a...
  • All-inclusive programs aim to keep seniors out of nursing homes

    All-inclusive programs aim to keep seniors out of nursing homes
    Want to stay in your own home as you age? More seniors will have that chance through a little-known program that's expanding in South Florida. The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE, uses Medicare and Medicaid dollarsfor services and...
  • Pay cash for your health care: Concierge care is catching on

    In an era of higher deductibles, rising out-of-pocket costs, shrinking provider networks and fewer choices in health care, more people are taking matters into their own hands. Instead of using their health insurance for all of their care, they're going...
  • Appeals court: St. Luke's Health System broke federal antitrust laws in acquisition deal

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that determined a Boise-area hospital violated federal antitrust laws when it purchased Idaho's largest independent physicians' practice. In a 37-page decision released Tuesday, the...
  • UCF med students get hands-on experience helping uninsured

    UCF med students get hands-on experience helping uninsured
    Every other Thursday night, UCF medical students don their white coats and practice what will one day be their real job. They see patients, run labs and schedule appointments at Grace Medical Home, which sees Orange County working poor who have no...
  • New drugs, price war provide hope for hepatitis C patients

    Sallie Wickens' life followed a death-defying narrative that traced the medical arc of hepatitis C: A blood-transfusion infection after a car accident in 1959, when she was 5; a positive test for the virus when she was 30; 10 years of deteriorating...
  • Medical director treats Open players for 10th year

    While all eyes are on the courts during the Delray Beach Open, behind the scenes Dr. Jonathan Hersch is ready to treat any ailment, even a bee sting. He is on duty as medical director for his 10th year. The orthopedic surgeon has had to care for...
  • Anthem Hack: Health Care Records Make Fertile Field For Cyber Crime

    Those seemingly harmless medical forms everyone fills out before seeing a doctor can lead to identity theft if they get into the wrong hands. Names, birth dates and — more importantly — Social Security numbers can help hackers open fake...