The latest news on Medicare
Many are skipping medical, dental visits because of financial concerns
New map reveals regional differences; more treatment doesn't necessarily mean better health.
Officials react to the flu deaths of two teens; zapping salmonella and other bugs by irradiating food.
Higher drug costs and less choice of plans will be the likely results for some.
The Dartmouth Atlas Project is releasing Medicare spending growth rates over a 14-yr. period (1992-2006). The researchers also have a piece in the Feb. 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine discussing the data and implications for health care policy and reform.
Majorities approve of such initiatives as Medicare-negotiated drug pricing or a 'national health insurance exchange'
Initiatives to lower costs, improve service seldom work, study finds
Insured or not, patients forgo medical needs twice as often as others, study finds
Lack of coverage can spur cutbacks in necessary prescriptions, study finds
Study says initiatives should target both coverage and access to health care