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Healthcare price growth significantly outpaces inflation

Healthcare prices continue to rise across the country, according to a new study. Over a five-year period, healthcare prices increased in 111 out of 112 metro areas analyzed by the Health Care Cost Institute. The outlier was Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C., where prices dropped 5% from 2012 to 2016, HCCI’s analysis of 1.78 billion commercial health… Read More »

High price of precision medicine forces cancer patients to make agonizing choices

Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News Published 9:57 AM EDT Oct 26, 2018 When Kristen Kilmer was diagnosed with incurable breast cancer at age 38, her first thought was of her 8-year-old daughter. Kilmer lost her own mother as a teenager, and was determined to get more time with her only child. The South Dakota woman… Read More »