Oncology & Cancer

Insurance disparities ID'd in diagnosis of late-stage melanoma

For nonelderly adults in the United States, having Medicaid or no health insurance is associated with increased odds of being diagnosed with late-stage melanoma compared with having private insurance, according to a study ...


CDC: 63.5 percent of 3- to 5-year-olds have had vision tested

(HealthDay)—Overall, 63.5 percent of children aged 3 to 5 years have ever had their vision tested, according to a November data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for ...

Medical economics

US to force hospitals to reveal rates

The Trump administration said Friday it would begin forcing US hospitals to publish their prices of care and the discounted deals they reach with insurers from 2021 in a bid to rein in health care costs.

Medical economics

Brand drug discount cards increase private insurer costs by 46%

Discount cards for brand-name drugs provided to patients increased private insurer costs by 46% and varied in their impact on out-of-pocket payments by patients, found new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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