Walmart Dallas, Georgia Self-Reported Prices

Walmart’s Dallas, Georgia store 3403 reports 2019 prices for primary care office visits ($40), common lab tests ($10 for A1C), counseling ($60 for new patient intake), dental services ($75 [...]


2020 Health Insurance Cost and Quality Ratings

Last year, health insurance for a single person in the US private sector cost $6,715 on average. Annual open enrollment is nearly here for 2020. Now is a good time to gather your research on [...]


Average 2018 Health Insurance Plan Premium for Single Coverage (MEPS)

The average total single premium for each private sector employee enrolled in a health insurance plan was $6,715 in 2018. Table I.C.1 shows average premium by size of company, industry, [...]


Average 2018 Premium on the Health Insurance Exchange (Feb. 2019)

On average, individual premiums were under $600 per month for a plan on last year’s health insurance exchanges, as of February 2019. Across all states, the average premium was $594 for the [...]


The $2 Million Drug: Rare Disease Drug Prices

The $2 million wonder drug is called Zolgensma. It’s made for infants and kids up to age 2 who have spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).  The rare disease is inherited. The new gene therapy drug can [...]


Utah Compare Hospital Patient Experience and Quality Ratings; Maternity Costs

Compare patient experience ratings and overall star quality ratings by hospital name in Utah. Site appears to use the same ratings as HospitalCompare. Dates are not shown. Click on the hospital [...]


Health Reform – Consumer Thoughts about ACA and Healthcare

Kaiser Health Tracking Poll from July 2019 shows 48% of the public had a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed in 2010. While a substantial majority (80%) of Democrats continue [...]


Mourning Neil Armstrong: Healthcare’s Test Pilot

We had just finished celebrating the 50-year anniversary of man’s landing on the moon.  When abruptly, troubling news appeared that famed astronaut Neil Armstrong may have died from hospital [...]


Best Cardiac Surgery Hospital Ratings STS – Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Look up hospital ratings for cardiac surgery in your state, through the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Many hospitals voluntarily report their results, which are posted here for adult [...]


RAND COMPARE Publications on Health Care Costs

RAND COMPARE is an evidence-based approach to providing information and tools to help policymakers, the media, and other interested parties understand, design, and evaluate health policies. [...]