Many Hospitals Refuse to Follow U.S. Price Transparency Rules

New rules requiring hospitals to let patients know ahead of time what their care will cost – covered here and here – continue to be badly implemented if not ignored altogether, according to a new study posted by the Peterson-KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) Health Tracker. The new rules took effect…

Watchdog reports reveal problems at the strained, underfunded Social Security Administration

Reports of Social Security’s financial problems appear like clockwork, yet the agency’s enormous operational issues receive little attention. Long before 2034 – the currently projected year in which the program will run short of funds – the agency may cease to effectively serve the older and…

Your Social Security and Medicare Questions Answered

The complexities and oddities of Medicare and Social Security represent a seemingly endless source of reader questions, puzzlement, and anger. To ruin a perfectly good holiday sentiment, verily, my mailbox runneth over! As 2018 gets under way, there is little chance that readers will run out of questions.…