Opinion: We need price transparency for medicines

July 9, 2019

As a U.S. Congressman, I hear from hundreds of constituents every month on a variety of important issues. One of the most frustrating and heartbreaking concerns for those of us who live in South Carolina is the rising cost of prescription drugs....

Improving access to mental health services is key to reversing US life expectancy decline

July 9, 2019

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” - Helen Keller

This past month was Mental Health Awareness month, yet just having one month to address an issue that impacts us all is not sufficient while...

Here’s what health care really will cost you in retirement

July 9, 2019

You won’t pay for health care in retirement with one lump sum. That’s the way these expenses are often presented, though, and the amounts are terrifying.

Fidelity Investments, for example, says a couple retiring in 2019 at age 65 will need...

Surprise Billing: Another Healthcare Market Failure

July 9, 2019

Patients often assume that their health insurance will cover emergency care or major procedures. They're caught by surprise when they find out that they’re not fully covered.

Of all the euphemisms in U.S. healthcare billing practices, so-...

Whitmer shakes up 'Michigan Dashboard' to reflect her priorities for Michigan

July 3, 2019

(Photo: Carlos Osorio, AP)

Six months in office, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer isn’t abandoning the gigabytes of spreadsheets left behind by her “nerdy” predecessor, but she is putting her own stamp on them.

Former Michigan...

Health Alliance Plan to acquire Detroit-based Medicaid health plan

July 3, 2019

Detroit-based managed-care company Health Alliance Plan is jumping back into the Medicaid HMO business in metro Detroit, signing a deal to acquired the Detroit-based Medicaid plan Trusted HP-Michigan, the insurer said Monday.

Trusted HP,...