‘Shell game’: When private equity comes to town, hospitals can see cutbacks, closures
In the past couple of years, private equity’s foray into hospital ownership has drawn public outrage and, increasingly, legislative scrutiny.
PrEP has revolutionized the war on HIV — but barriers to access remain
[This story, which we feature today on World AIDS Day, is part of ongoing work on LGBTQ+ healthcare in North Carolina, written by Joe Killian. It was conceived and written through a partnership between NC Newsline and Qnotes Carolinas.] As a 40-year-old gay man, Trevor Hoppe still remembers a time when sex was inextricably linked […]
He returned to the U.S. for his daughter’s wedding. A Pa. hospital socked him with a $42K bill
The bill came from UPMC Williamsport, part of a health system that is now the largest provider in many parts of Pa.
With this tech fix, we can improve the healthcare experience for all | Opinion
Chasing after unavailable yet necessary health information wastes precious time and resources, burns out providers, and frustrates patients.
Patients are the real victims of insurance network cuts | Opinion
What good are life changing treatments if patients are denied access to them?
For uninsured people with cancer, securing care can be like spinning a roulette wheel
In the face of potentially daunting bills, uninsured adults sometimes delay care, which can result in worse survival outcomes.
Pa. Rep. Lee slams hospital giant UPMC over charitable donations | Thursday Morning Coffee
'We already knew UPMC was ripping us off,' Lee, D-12th District, said.
Want a clue on health care costs in advance? New tools take a crack at it | Analysis
As of Jan. 1, health insurers and employers that offer health plans must provide online calculators for patients to get detailed estimates of what they will owe.
Poll: Ahead of midterms, Pa. voters want lower health insurance costs | Friday Morning Coffee
Out-of-pocket healthcare costs are too high, Keystone State voters say as a critical midterm cycle in a critical 2022 state really heats up.