A new kind of doctor’s office

A new kind of doctor’s office that doesn’t take insurance and charges a monthly fee is ‘popping up everywhere’ — and that could change how we think about healthcare Lydia Ramsey Mar. 17, 2018, 9:00 AM Dr. J Bryan Hill with one of his patients.Courtesy Dr. J Bryan Hill Direct primary care is a small…

The problem is the prices

Opaque and sky high bills are breaking Americans — and our health care system. By Sarah Kliffsarah@vox.com  Oct 16, 2017, 8:00am EDT On September 28, 2016, a 3-year-old girl named Elodie Fowler slid into an MRI machine at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California. Doctors wanted to better understand a rare genetic condition that was…

Emergency rooms are monopolies.

Patients pay the price. New data shows how emergency rooms take advantage of their market share, at the expense of their patients. By Sarah Kliffsarah@vox.com  Dec 4, 2017, 8:00am EST Around 1 am on August 20, Ismael Saifan woke up with a terrible pain in his lower back, likely the result of moving furniture earlier that day….