Contrary to popular perceptions, taxpayers fund 64 percent of US health care, more public dollars per capita than the citizens of other nations — including those with universal health programs
- By Roger Chu · January 21st, 2016
- By Roger Chu · December 17th, 2015
The federal government has granted a short extension to its deadline to enroll in health insurance in order for the plan to take effect Jan. 1, 2016.
- By Roger Chu · November 12th, 2015
A year ago, the Defense Health Agency (DHA), at that time a year old, was slowly coming into its own.
- By Roger Chu · October 20th, 2015
Data sharing is needed to realize government health ambitions.
- By Roger Chu · September 21st, 2015
Despite receiving $1 billion in funding six years ago, the Department of Veterans Affairs has failed to fully implement its benefits management system, and is not yet able to completely support disability and pension claims processing and appeals, according to a Government Accountability Office report.
- By Roger Chu · August 26th, 2015
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) said it has trimmed the number of disability claims older than four months to under 100,000 from 611,000 claims in 2013.
- By Roger Chu · July 21st, 2015
Several U.S. Senators have introduced a bill that would give patients the option to pay for medical devices themselves – rather than going through the Medicare process.
- By Roger Chu · June 23rd, 2015
Hospitals face pressures to raise prices as consumers watch costs closely.
- By Roger Chu · May 14th, 2015
With the development of wearable technologies such as the Nike Fuel Band, Fitbit, and Apple Watch, consumers suddenly have more options to monitor their fitness performance than ever before.