How Do Hospital Bills Get So High?The high cost of medical care is giving some Americans sticker shock. Annual health care spending in the U.S. is estimated to be $3.5 trillion. Hospital costs make up almost a third of that total.
Disabled Dad's Heartwarming Gift To Daughter Goes ViralA father's touching gift to his daughter has become a viral sensation and is helping the Texas family raise awareness about the staggering costs of caring for the disabled.
Expert Panel Criticizes Medical Care At Illinois PrisonsA scathing new report by court-approved researchers paints a bleak picture of medical care in Illinois prisons, describing treatment delays, haphazard follow-up care, chaotic record keeping and a litany of other problems that may have cut short the lives of some inmates.
Lawmaker Pushing For More Oversight Of Health Care For Prison InmatesAn Illinois House committee has held a hearing aimed on a proposal to providing more oversight for the private company that maintains health care in the Illinois prison system.
V.A. Working To Speed Up Claims Processing For VetsMany veterans have complained that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs keeps them waiting months for benefits and, in some cases, medical care; but the V.A. says it’s working to speed up its process.
Vets Frustrated With Long Waits For Disability Benefits, Medical CareAs more American troops leave Iraq and Afghanistan, more are coming home with disabilities, but any say the wait for their disability benefits and medical care is longer and more complicated than they ever expected.
Suit: Inmate Died Because Of Inadequate Medical CareA wrongful death lawsuit was filed Wednesday claiming that a Cook County Jail inmate died because he did not receive medical attention last year.