Should health care policy be made by a show of hands?

During the first two Democratic presidential candidate debates, NBC correspondent Lester Holt asked for a show-of-hands among the candidates who would support eliminating private health insurance in favor of a government-run plan.

Study: Health insurance from large companies is becoming increasingly unaffordable

As companies are strained by rising health-care costs, they are shifting more of the burden to their employees, who are finding that option unaffordable.

Study: Health insurance from large companies is becoming increasingly unaffordable

As companies are strained by rising health-care costs, they are shifting more of the burden to their employees, who are finding that option unaffordable.

Pennsylvania to shift from healthcare.gov to state-based insurance exchange

Pennsylvania is moving forward with a new state-based insurance exchange, which residents will use to sign up for coverage instead of healthcare.gov as early as fall 2020.

Pennsylvania to shift from healthcare.gov to state-based insurance exchange

Pennsylvania is moving forward with a new state-based insurance exchange, which residents will use to sign up for coverage instead of healthcare.gov as early as fall 2020.

Expensive air ambulance charges continue to rise, study finds

A study by Johns Hopkins researchers found charges for air ambulances are 4.1-9.5 times what Medicare pays, posing a serious concern for privately insured patients who receive such bills.

Expensive air ambulance charges continue to rise, study finds

A study by Johns Hopkins researchers found charges for air ambulances are 4.1-9.5 times what Medicare pays, posing a serious concern for privately insured patients who receive such bills.
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Chip-maker Utz opened a primary-care clinic to help employees in ‘Snack Food Capital’ Hanover, Pa., get healthier

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Novartis’ new $2.1M drug has roots in Philly. Here’s how the city has had an impact on the treatment of rare diseases.

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Colleges will now measure ‘adversity score’ for disadvantaged students. Could this approach work in health care too?

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Vanguard’s John Bogle gives tips for life on Father’s Day

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Modern milkman: N.J. company offers delivery and pickup of no-waste household supplies and groceries

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A debt collector goes after Crozer patients for hospital bills they’ve already paid

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