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Jenny Gold

Jenny Gold appears in the following:

Gripes About Health Costs Punctuate A Cross-Country Trip

Sunday, June 08, 2014

A health reporter traveled across the country and asked people how they feel about health care and health insurance. At almost every stop people complained about the expense.

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Privacy Law Frustrates Parents Of Mentally Ill Adult Children

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Even if parents are providing health insurance, they often can't find out what's happening when their adult children suffer from severe mental illness.

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With Medical Debt Rising, Some Doctors Push For Payment Upfront

Friday, April 25, 2014

Rising deductibles and copayments have driven some patients to put off paying their bills. So doctors, who have payrolls to meet, too, are getting much more aggressive about collecting their fees.

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Doctors' Offices Get Put On Hold Trying to Find Out Who's Insured

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Verifying that a patient has paid for coverage under the Affordable Care Act can take hours. But if doctors' offices don't check, they can get stuck with the bill.

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How Much Does A New Hip Cost? Even The Surgeon Doesn't Know

Monday, January 06, 2014

Medicare spends about $20 billion each year on implanted medical devices. Nearly half of the total goes for orthopedic surgery. Yet doctors who were surveyed about implant prices could only accurately estimate the prices about one-fifth of the time.

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Some Health Screenings May Harm More Than Help

Monday, October 28, 2013

The medical screening tests offered by churches and other nonprofits may sound like a great idea. But some of the tests, which are performed by for-profit companies, are not recommended by national organizations because they can lead to invasive testing and unnecessary treatment.

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Kids With Costly Medical Issues Get Help, But Not Enough

Monday, August 26, 2013

Children with multiple medical problems are a huge expense for state Medicaid programs. Critics say that care could be managed better, saving money and reducing unnecessary tests and treatments.

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Health Exchange Outreach Targets Latinos

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

States and the federal government have a big job to do when it comes to explaining to the uninsured how to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The success of the law will be judged in part by how many Latinos sign up.

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New York Hospitals Shelve Rivalries For Proton Beam Project

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Instead of waiting for individual hospitals to apply to build proton centers, a health planning council solicited proposals, promising to favor collaborative approaches. A five-hospital group that teamed with a private company got the go-ahead to build in New York City.

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D.C. Agency Approves 2 High-Tech Cancer Centers

Friday, May 31, 2013

The green light comes despite questions about whether the proton beam treatment is more effective than less expensive options. The two centers, about three miles apart, will compete for patients in the Washington area.

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Proton Beam Therapy Sparks Hospital Arms Race

Friday, May 31, 2013

Local officials in Washington D.C., are on the verge of approving two high-tech radiation facilities for treating cancer at a total cost of $153 million. The treatment these hospitals would offer costs twice as much as standard radiation, but hasn't been shown to work any better for most cancers.

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Scammers Find Fertile Ground In Health Law

Monday, April 22, 2013

Law enforcement agencies are reporting an increase in health insurance scams across the country. Many of the scammers seem to be preying on the public's confusion over the massive changes taking place in the nation's health care system.

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UCLA Program Hopes To Recruit More Latin American Doctors

Thursday, April 04, 2013

A quarter of doctors in the U.S. are foreign-born. Most of them are from places like India and the Middle East. But few are from Latin American countries, despite their close proximity to the border. Jenny Gold has this story about a program at UCLA trying to change that.

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The Next Frontier For Elite Med Schools: Primary Care

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mount Sinai School of Medicine is adding a Department of Family Medicine. It is now one of the only top medical schools to offer family medicine as a specialty for its students.

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