Category: Doctors

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: All About Medicare

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Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Before “Medicare for All,” there was just Medicare, the very popular program that serves 60 million Americans age 65 and older or younger people with certain disabilities. But while Medicare is much loved by most of those it serves, it is anything but simple. This ….  Read More

To Save Money, American Patients And Surgeons Meet In Cancun

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CANCUN, Mexico — Donna Ferguson awoke in the resort city of Cancun before sunrise on a sweltering Saturday in July. She wasn’t headed to the beach. Instead, she walked down a short hallway from her Sheraton hotel and into Galenia Hospital. A little later that morning, a surgeon, Dr. Thomas Parisi, who had flown in ….  Read More

Doctors Argue Plans To Remedy Surprise Medical Bills Will ‘Shred’ The Safety Net

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Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News Chances are, you or someone you know has gotten a surprise medical bill. One in six Americans have received these unexpected and often high charges after getting medical care from a doctor or hospital that isn’t in their insurance network. It’s become a hot-button issue in Congress, and high-profile legislation ….  Read More

American Medical Students Less Likely To Choose To Become Primary Care Doctors

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Despite hospital systems and health officials calling out the need for more primary care doctors, graduates of U.S. medical schools are becoming less likely to choose to specialize in one of those fields. A record-high number of primary care positions was offered in the 2019 National Resident Matching Program — known to doctors as “the ….  Read More