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Healthcare Consumers Lack Knowledge Of Basic Health Insurance Terms

Customer in pharmacy holding medicine bottle. Getty Some of you may remember home economics classes, now called family and consumer sciences. Although nutrition, cooking, and healthy living featured prominently in these classes, one of the items taught was personal finance and budgeting. A dwindling number of middle and high schools offer family and consumer science… Read More »

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 »

Smart toilets seen as future real-time health monitoring tech

Toilets are currently used for disposing of human waste. But researchers see tremendous value in the metabolic information contained in urine as a source of real-time monitoring of peoples’ health. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research are working on a proof of principle for an integrated “smart toilet” system… Read More »