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How a fight over health care entangled Elizabeth Warren — and reshaped the Democratic presidential race – The Washington Post

In mid-November, a few dozen of the country’s most influential advocates of Medicare-for-all were reviewing details of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plan to finance the proposed government-run program when they learned that she had unexpectedly changed her position. Warren (D-Mass.), who had excited liberals when she initially embraced a Medicare-for-all idea first proposed by rival presidential… Read More »

White House Unveils Finalized Health Care Price Transparency Rule

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Hospitals will soon have to share price information they have long kept obscured — including how big a discount they offer cash-paying patients and rates negotiated with insurers — under a rule finalized Friday by the Trump administration. In a companion proposal, the administration… Read More »

McLaren Health Care reduces lab tests per patient per day by 5.6%, saving $383,000

Each year, health systems perform nearly 6 billion lab tests in the United States at an annual cost of almost $ 70 billion; approximately 30-50% of these tests are not medically necessary, according to the International Journal of Clinical Chemistry. THE PROBLEM Likewise, nearly 21 million blood products are transfused annually at a cost of… Read More »