healthcare costs

A Life or Debt Decision: Tackling Unaffordable Drug Prices in Maryland

A Life or Debt Decision: Tackling Unaffordable Drug Prices in Maryland

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I first became concerned about unaffordable drug prices when I did one of my first-year research rotations in a lab that studied the hepatitis C virus. The timing of my rotation was in the midst of the (continuing) hepatitis C epidemic and just after the development of Harvoni, an exorbitantly expensive cure ($50,000–$100,000). I learned(...)

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Breaking Down Where the Money Goes: Personal and Public Health Care Spending in the United States

Breaking Down Where the Money Goes: Personal and Public Health Care Spending in the United States

Posted by  | Perspectives in Research, Recently Published

The United States spends more money on health care than any other country — $2.9 trillion in 2014, or about $9,110 per person. Spending continues to increase. With the arrival of the new Trump administration, the debate on health care costs is heightening. In preparation, let’s take a closer look at U.S. health care costs(...)

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