Health

Patients eligible for charity care instead get big bills

When Ashley Pintos went to the emergency room of St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., in 2016, with a sharp pain in her abdomen and no insurance, a representative demanded a $500 deposit before treating her.

Medications

If a medicine is too expensive, should a hospital make its own?

When Marleen Kemper was a child, she watched two of her primary-school classmates get ill. One had a brain tumor, and the other contracted an infection in his gut. Both of them died. Kemper was around ten at the time, and ...

Health

Curbing diesel emission could reduce big city mortality

U.S. cities could see a decline in mortality rates and an improved economy through midcentury if federal and local governments maintain stringent air pollution policies and diminish concentrations of diesel freight truck ...

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