Study: Where you live determines what you pay for medical care

If you’re pregnant and live in Cleveland, Ohio, it’s likely you’ll pay about $522 for an ultrasound. If you live about 60 miles south in Canton, Ohio, it costs about $183 for the same procedure, a recent study found. Why such a significant price difference? Researchers couldn’t single out one overriding factor. But the study does tell us this: place matters when it comes to how much you pay for health care.

By | 2018-01-14T16:39:23+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|2 Comments

Study: Cuts to Medicaid dental benefits led to increased emergency room use in California

Just another example of how cuts to health care funding simply shift the costs and endanger people’s health. This time it’s a study on the impact of eliminating adult dental coverage within the California Medicaid program. Not surprisingly, the cut resulted in a significant and immediate rise in people seeking help in hospital emergency departments.

By | 2018-01-14T16:39:39+00:00 May 8th, 2015|0 Comments