One of the enduring mysteries in health care is how much does it really cost. Cost and price are not the same and, in fact, prices can be wildly different from patient to patient, facility to facility for the exact same care. Critics say hospitals...
Why the Australian system might represent a realistic path forward for the US.
Sarah KliffI've become increasingly interested in the Australian health care system so decided to finally write something about it!
Sarah KliffThe Australian health care system strikes me as a hybrid between where the U.S. health care system is now — and where Bernie wants to take it.
As we debate what Medicare-for-All should look like, their model is worth exploring.
Building a single-payer system is hard, but not impossible. Just ask Saskatchewan.
Sarah KliffImplementing Medicare-for-All would be really, really hard.
But there's nothing about it that seems to be, as David Brooks suggests, impossible.
The best way to understand why is to look at the history of Medicare-for-All in Canada.
Sarah KliffI'm going to tell you that this will be the most interesting thing you'll read about Saskatchewan history today, and am 99.9 percent sure I can deliver on that promise.
The former UN ambassador thinks Finns don’t like their health care. Finns think otherwise!
Sarah KliffNikki Haley says Finland skimps on pregnant women’s health care.
Finland literally gives new moms a big box full of baby items they’ll need.
New moms here in the US, however, get advice from friends to horde the free diapers at the hospital.
How New York state fought surprise medical bills — and won.
Sarah KliffClaudia Knafo founds doctor who said he accepted her insurance.
She called the office to confirm, just in case.
She *still* ended up with a surprise $101,000 bill.
Then, she decided to do something about it.
Sarah KliffA spinal surgery, a $101,000 bill - and a new law to prevent more surprises.
The latest in my billing series looks at how New York fought surprise bills and won.