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Who is Most At Risk for a Bad Case of Coronavirus?

Most people know by now that the risk of severe illness from the coronavirus rises with age. But is it only the elderly who are most at risk for a bad case of coronavirus?  No, it’s not. Those [...]

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Medicare Hospital Fund Runs Out in 2026 – Or Sooner

The future of Medicare is still in jeopardy. The hospital fund, known as Part A Medicare, will be depleted by 2026 according to a new report. The annual Medicare Board of Trustees sent its 2020 [...]

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Five Concepts to Fight Coronavirus

It’s hard to believe that less than six weeks have passed since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus pandemic. We have survived the shock of hospitals as war zones, a tent [...]

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Consumer Health Ratings President and CEO Appointed to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) National Advisory Council

Gretchen M. Dahlen, president and chief executive officer of Consumer Health Ratings, has been named to the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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How Fast Is the Hospital ER Near Me?

Speed is probably the first thing you think of, if you need an Emergency Room. Should consumers be concerned about ER waiting time at their nearby hospital’s Emergency Department?  Check the [...]

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Hacienda Board of Directors: Time to Leave?

Based on DNA evidence, a male LPN was arrested Jan. 23 and charged with sexual assault and abuse of a vulnerable adult who resided at Hacienda HealthCare in Phoenix. He allegedly raped and [...]

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How Much Does an ER Visit Cost?

The short answer is a lot.  The average cost for people visiting the Emergency Room in 2014 was $1533, up 7.7% from 2013.  The median “typical” cost was $749 per person.  If you bring that cost [...]

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