News tagged with administrative costs

Doctors say cancer drug costs are too high

More than 100 doctors from around the world have signed a letter decrying the high cost of cancer drugs which reach $100,000 per year or more, and calling for pharmaceutical companies to ease prices.

Apr 26, 2013
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Setting the record straight on Medicare's overhead costs

The traditional Medicare program allocates only 1 percent of total spending to overhead compared with 6 percent when the privatized portion of Medicare, known as Medicare Advantage, is included, according to a study in the ...

Feb 20, 2013
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Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

Denmark said Saturday it would scrap a fat tax it introduced a little over a year ago in a world first, saying the measure was costly and failed to change Danes' eating habits.

Nov 10, 2012
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White House seeks health plan compromise

Offering the option of government coverage to workers and their families has become one of the most contentious issues in the debate about overhauling health care to cover the uninsured and curb costs. Obama has proposed ...

Apr 15, 2009
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