The $2.7 Trillion Medical Bill

“The $2.7 Trillion Medical Bill.” By Elisabeth Rosenthal, The New York Times.

Deirdre Yapalater’s recent colonoscopy at a surgical center near her home here on Long Island went smoothly: she was whisked from pre-op to an operating room where a gastroenterologist, assisted by an anesthesiologist and a nurse, performed the routine cancer screening procedure in . . . → Read More: The $2.7 Trillion Medical Bill

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us

“Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us.” By Steven Brill, Time (PDF).

Over the past few decades, we’ve enriched the labs, drug companies, medical device makers, hospital administrators and purveyors of CT scans, MRIs, canes and wheelchairs. Meanwhile, we’ve squeezed the doctors who don’t own their own clinics, don’t work as drug or device . . . → Read More: Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us