Senate investigating whether ER care has been harmed by growing role of private-equity firms

Improper billing, retaliation and anti-competitive activities are being reported at emergency rooms throughout the nation.

Voter: I Am Leaving The Democratic Party Over Obamacare, “Everything They Said Was Not True”

I thought I would share why I am no longer a Democrat... I was a two-time bone cancer survivor, still am. That's how I lost my arm. Having healthcare was extremely important to me. I heard all the talking points of "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor," "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan, "the average family is going to save $1,500 a year," "it's not a tax." All of...

Discount grocers smell opportunity amid rising prices

Aldi generated $124 billion in 2022, with $40 billion in the United States.

Burger King’s Menu Specials: 2 For $5 Deal

EATRDRINKDEALS.COM – Burger King has a new 2 for $5 offer going for a limited time, and other deals like $2.99 Chicken Wraps. Get 2 Whopper Jrs. or Chicken Wraps for only $5 with the Burger King Duo special valid for a limited time. You can mix and match between the following: Whopper Jr. Royal Crispy Wrap Spicy Royal Crispy Wrap Honey Mustard Royal Crispy Wrap Burger King 2 For $5 Special BK Melts and Cheesy Tots Burger...

Biden’s Health Proposals Would Expand Washington’s Control and Spending

In contrast to Biden’s reckless health care proposals, the House Budget Committee’s Fiscal Year 2025 “Reverse the Curse” Budget Resolution reins in mandatory health care spending and improves the quality of care for patients by strengthening Medicare for seniors and making Medicaid work for the most vulnerable. 

Five Guys’ prices sparks outrage after $24 receipt goes viral: ‘Highway robbery’

A $24 receipt from Five Guys meal led to backlash among social media users.

Without Medicare Part B’s Shield, Patient’s Family Owes $81,000 for a Single Air-Ambulance Flight

KFF Health News – Debra Prichard was a retired factory worker who was careful with her money, including what she spent on medical care, said her daughter, Alicia Wieberg. “She was the kind of person who didn’t go to the doctor for anything.” That ended last year, when the rural Tennessee resident suffered a devastating stroke and several aneurysms. She twice was rushed from her local hospital to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, 79...

This Is the No. 1 Cheapest Grocery Store in the U.S.

READERS DIGEST – If you feel like your trips to the grocery store have been burning a bigger hole in your wallet lately, you’re not imagining things. Even shopping at cheap grocery stores is increasingly expensive. According to the latest Consumer Price Index figures, prices at grocery stores have been up 2.4% over the past year. And on top of inflation, there’s shrinkflation—when product sizes shrink, but their prices don’t—a sneaky grocery store secret they’re...

Canada vows to defend its drug supply against Florida importation plan

ARS TECHNICA – Canada issued a warning Monday that it stands ready to defend its prescription drug supply from US importation plans—and also said the plans wouldn't work for the US, anyway. "Bulk importation will not provide an effective solution to the problem of high drug prices in the US," Health Canada said in a statement. The defensive stance comes just days after the US Food and Drug Administration granted Florida authorization to directly import cheaper...

Animal shelters are overwhelmed by abandoned dogs. Here’s why.

Man's best friend is increasingly being abandoned on the street, often by people facing financial hardships who can no longer afford to feed or house them.

Americans Spent $13,500 Per Person On Health Care In 2022

News outlets cover a new federal analysis of health expenditures that have been bouncing around during the pandemic but now stand at nearly $13,500 annually per person. Axios suggests the rise in spending in 2022 shows a return to pre-pandemic patterns of spending growth. But other data show fewer people have gone uninsured over the last three years. Axios: U.S. Health Spending Hit $4.5 Trillion Last Year Health care spending growth in the United States may be...

Philips CPAP users can now file for piece of proposed $479 million settlement. Here’s how to apply.

CBS NEWS MONEYWATCH – People who have bought, leased or rented certain Philips Respironics sleep apnea machines can now file a claim for restitution. The Dutch medical equipment maker recently agreed to pay at least $479 million to compensate users of 20 different breathing devices and ventilators sold in the United States between 2008 and 2021. Initially recalled two-and-a-half years ago, the Food and Drug Administration has since received 105,000 complaints — including 385 reported deaths...

Social Security Clawbacks Hit a Million More People Than Agency Chief Told Congress

KFF HEALTH NEWS – The Social Security Administration has demanded money back from more than 2 million people a year — more than twice as many people as the head of the agency disclosed at an October congressional hearing. That’s according to a document KFF Health News and Cox Media Group obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration Kilolo Kijakazi read aloud from the document during the hearing...

Pollution from cigarette butts cost world US $186 billion in 10 years

The new study estimates $25.7 billion lost annually in waste management and damage to marine ecosystems due to disposal of cigarette filters.
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