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Medicare

Q+A
Hearing aid coverage could be 'transformational'
Published Nov 15, 2021
Expanding Medicare coverage to pay for hearing aids would improve the quality of life for millions of older Americans, says Nicholas Reed of the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health
Health policy
Requests for brand name prescription drugs cost Medicare additional $1.7B in 2017
Published March 4, 2021
Opting for generic over brand name prescription drugs would save hundreds of millions a year, study finds
Health spending
Taken for a ride
Published Jan 2, 2020
Study suggests that patients are overpaying for air ambulance services because of a market failure within the industry
Medical markup
Study: ER patients routinely overcharged
Published May 30, 2017
'Price gouging' especially prevalent among for-profit hospitals that treat minorities, uninsured patients / Hopkins Medicine
End the 'doc fix' charade
Published Jan 23, 2013
James Burdick of the School of Medicine urges Congress to stop perpetuating a dysfunctional system / The Baltimore Sun