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Oregon Patients and Providers Need Better Information on the Cost of Health Care

Oregon consumers have a limited ability to learn the price of health care in advance of receiving treatment. When patients are asked to make decisions...

Mar 20, 2018 Report

The CEOs of CVS Health and Aetna have said that the companies' planned merger will reduce health care costs for consumers, perhaps through increased use...

Jan 11, 2018 Blog Post

Rising health care costs are a problem across the United States. States such as Maryland provide ideas that other states, and the federal government, can...

Nov 27, 2017 Blog Post

To encourage patients to purchase their name-brand drugs instead of generic versions, pharmaceutical companies sometimes offer coupons that reduce the patient’s copayment for the brand-name...

Oct 20, 2017 Blog Post

The tactics used by the debt collection are a growing source of consumer pain; they include incessant calling, threats of arrest, and damaged credit reports...

Apr 11, 2017 Blog Post
Consumer Complaints About Medical Debt Collectors, and How the CFPB Can Help

Medical debt collectors often employ aggressive tactics and attempt to collect debt from the wrong customers – putting consumers' credit records at risk. Medical debt...

Apr 11, 2017 Report

Do you want to know how much an MRI will cost you or your insurance company? How about a mammogram or dental care? Trying to...

Jun 26, 2014 Blog Post

A new study published in BMJ Open by researchers at the University of California San Francisco finds huge variation in the cost of having a...

Jan 20, 2014 Blog Post

As health insurance enrollment required by the Affordable Care Act begins in earnest, I’ve seen plenty of press coverage questioning if young people will buy...

Dec 9, 2013 Blog Post

With the re-launch of the federal healthcare.gov website, millions of Americans are now able to sign up for health insurance required under the Affordable Care...

Dec 4, 2013 Blog Post

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