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Study finds single-payer health care plan saves money – The Mercury News

As Democratic candidates propose a spectrum of health care options on the debate stage, the Medicare for all plan floated by progressive candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders offers a utopian vision of health care in America: universal coverage with no premiums or co-pays. But what about the costs? According to a new study, published… Read More »

Children frequently receive unnecessary medical care regardless of insurance type

Children with public insurance are slightly more likely to receive medical services they don’t need than those with private insurance, a new study finds. In fact, one in nine publicly insured and one in 11 privately insured children received low-value care in 2014. Writing in the journal Pediatrics, researchers evaluated data for 8.6 million children… Read More »

A Reality Check On Artificial Intelligence: Are Health Care Claims Overblown?

[embedded content] Health products powered by artificial intelligence, or AI, are streaming into our lives, from virtual doctor apps to wearable sensors and drugstore chatbots. IBM boasted that its AI could “outthink cancer.” Others say computer systems that read X-rays will make radiologists obsolete. “There’s nothing that I’ve seen in my 30-plus years studying medicine… Read More »