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Hospitals charge privately insured patients 250% more than those on Medicare. The gap is growing.

Dive Brief: Privately insured patients pay 247% more at hospitals on average than Medicare patients for the same care, according to a new study by nonprofit think tank RAND. The study, based on 2018 data, shows the gap is increasing from 2017 and 2016, which saw disparities of 230% and 224%, respectively. If private payers had… Read More »

Proposed guidelines likely to identify more early lung cancers

Lung cancer is the second most prevalent cancer in the US, and the deadliest cancer killer. In 2020, an estimated 135,720 people will die from the disease — more than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. I’ll never forget meeting new, advanced-stage lung cancer patients who ask if their diagnosis could have somehow been made… Read More »

More than 1,000 University of Alabama students test positive for COVID-19 since classes resumed

More than 1,000 students at the University of Alabama’s Tuscaloosa campus have tested positive for COVID-19 since in-person classes resumed, according to the latest update to the college’s live dashboard. On Friday, the university reported 492 new cases linked to students across its three campuses between Aug. 25 and 27. While the Tuscaloosa campus makes up the… Read More »