Health Care Costs

Promoting Primary Care in Medicine

Experts suggest changing Medicare’s payment structure to encourage physicians to pursue primary care specialties.

Is Health Care Price Transparency Key to Lowering Costs?

A proposed rule seeks to force hospitals to disclose secret prices negotiated with health insurance companies.

Should the United States Create a Human Right to Health Care?

Canada’s experience with treating health care as a right provides lessons for universal health care in America.

Will an All-Payer System Lower Health Care Costs?

Maryland’s global budgeting scheme for hospitals may be a model for controlling rising health care prices.

The Role of Appropriate Access to Care in Reducing Health System Costs

Improving access to health care can reduce long-term health care costs.