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22 March 2015
Minnesota, United States
Some medical conditions are costly no matter what, but many super utilizers rack up costs for avoidable reasons related to poverty, homelessness, mental illness, etc. and visit the ER to be safe for a night. A pilot p...
20 March 2015
San Jose, California, United States
One in five seniors reports cutting back on basics like food or heat to afford prescription drugs - for many, cutting back on medicine led to faster health declines, increased hospitalizations and premature death. Sir...
3 June 2014
Bronx, New York, United States
Hospitals in New York improve healthcare quality and reduce medical costs by staying in frequent contact with patients requiring frequent or long-term care. Montefiore's Accountable Care Organization pulls in care pro...
25 April 2014
Seattle, Washington, United States
In S. King County, Wash., the organization Global to Local identified Seattle's ironic status as being a global-health center but having an increasingly unhealthy populace. Global to Local pointed local citizens to a ...
5 April 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Though in the past Hawaiians were dying fast from infectious diseases, today they are among the healthiest people in the world due to universal health care for all.
29 January 2014
Jinotepe, Carazo, Nicaragua
Many different people are inventing health devices for resource-poor settings, but some organizations - like M.I.T.’s Little Devices group - are empowering developing communities and increasing access to healthcare by...
5 December 2013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
With more and more Americans having to pay medical costs out of pocket, a small company out of Philadelphia called ELAP is on the front lines of the war against escalating charges. By helping overwhelmed patients to d...
13 August 2013
Dallas, Texas, United States
Why do hospitals charge such outrageous prices for health care? Because they can – especially because they have the complicity of your insurance company. But some pioneering insurers are holding down costs.
24 June 2013
California, United States
Few people can afford the cost of medications for chronic illnesses. California administrators of federal health care have limited the amount a person can be charged per month for high-end medicine.
15 May 2013
El Dorado, California, United States
The Affordable Care Act’s provisions to increase health care while decreasing costs have caused physicians some economic uncertainties. Two physicians have transformed their practices into business models that offer ...
21 April 2013
A hundred years after the first heart surgery, less than 10 percent of the world's population can afford it. By using pre-fabricated buildings, stripping out air-conditioning and even training visitors to help with po...
16 January 2013
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Twelve million people are blind in India, and are robbed of their livelihoods as a result. A hugely successful chain of cataract hospitals in India helped its business by treating half its patients for free.
3 July 2012
Rwanda offers universal health coverage to its citizens, with a reported 25 percent having to pay no premiums. The system has allowed for great advances in health across the nation, with a dramatic rise in life expect...
1 December 2011
New York, New York, United States
America’s system of health care is based on an old industrial-era model, without taking into account a decentralized, mobile, independent workforce that remains largely unprotected without health and unemployment insu...
20 September 2011
Vancouver, Washington, United States
Two columns on Time Banks, where people swap services – teach calligraphy to one neighbor, and get computer repair from another neighbor. Time Banks create community and make people healthier – which is why hospitals ...
26 July 2011
One-pill-a-day generic AIDS drugs for poor countries are hard to make because each ingredient is patented by a different pharmaceutical company. The Patent Pool provides a way for companies to donate their intellectua...
24 January 2011
Camden, New Jersey, United States
Over 3000 Words
Dr. Atul Gawande finds that the highest hospital debt bills are from chronically ill patients who only receive emergency room care instead of the primary care appointments they need. By targeting these hot spots, doct...
1 June 2009
McAllen, Texas, United States
Over 3000 Words
Studies show that spending more money on healthcare, past a certain level of care, worsens patient outcomes. Mayo Clinic has one of the highest-quality for the lowest cost healthcare systems in the nation. They achiev...
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