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Health Care Costs Are Rising. Fund Returns Are Less Reliable. – The New York Times

Until science beats death, disease and disability, the health care industry would seem a wonderful investment. Yet in 2019, it fell a bit behind the broader stock market. Mutual funds and exchange-traded funds focused on health care returned 29 percent in 2019, according to Morningstar. That would have been laudable in most years, but it… Read More »

Race and Medicine: The Harm That Comes From Mistrust – The New York Times

Racial discrimination has shaped so many American institutions that perhaps it should be no surprise that health care is among them. Put simply, people of color receive less care — and often worse care — than white Americans. Reasons includes lower rates of health coverage; communication barriers; and racial stereotyping based on false beliefs. Predictably,… Read More »

Pharmacy chains sue Ohio doctors over opioid crisis – New York Post

Four major national drugstore chains are suing doctors in Ohio for fueling the opioid crisis by overprescribing highly addictive pain killers — as the pharmacies themselves face blame for it, according to a report Wednesday. Pharmacies including Walgreens, CVS, WalMart and Rite Aid — which are also being sued over the epidemic by two counties… Read More »

The Business of Health Care Depends on Exploiting Doctors and Nurses – The New York Times

You are at your daughter’s recital and you get a call that your elderly patient’s son needs to talk to you urgently. A colleague has a family emergency and the hospital needs you to work a double shift. Your patient’s M.R.I. isn’t covered and the only option is for you to call the insurance company… Read More »

The Health-Care Crisis Has Spread to Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance – New York Magazine

So you’ve got health insurance but can’t afford the deductibles? You’re not alone. Photo: Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images For most of this century, the big U.S. health-care policy issue has been providing insurance to the uninsured, including the uninsurable people with expensive health conditions. Yes, the majority of non-elderly Americans covered by employer-based insurance were affected… Read More »