University of Missouri Grad Students Received 14 Hours Notice on Health Insurance Cancellation

Mizzou just announced that it was changing its health insurance program, giving grad students 14 hours notice to find other coverage.

How Lucrative Is Dentistry?

How lucrative is dentistry? Very.

Thoughts on Medicare’s 50th Birthday

“What the patient really needs is better insurance.”

The physician said it abruptly, matter-of-factly. Her comment was not meant to evoke empathy in the rest of the medical team. She stated it like a diagnosis.

What I’ve Learned As A Fake Patient In A Simulated Hospital

I’m a medical actor, a person who gets paid to inhabit the experiences of imaginary people on the worst days of their lives. The going rate for that is about $20 an hour.

The Cost Of Things: Returning To Orthodontia As An Adult

Go ahead, ask me about my retainer.

The Cost Of Things: Living & Working With Depression

We hear a lot about the cost of illness, whether physical or mental, but it’s the way these costs are presented that is perhaps most troubling.

The Benefits Crystal Ball

I should have consulted a clairvoyant before I went to the New Employee Orientation.

Obamacare Lives, And Your Subsidy Is Safe

The Supreme Court ruled this morning 6-3 in favor of the Obamacare status quo, and as someone whose little family relies on the Obamacare status quo, I say, thank God.

The Cost Of Things: A Brain Tumor

MRI at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s astoundingly high-end, almost spa-like MRI center, required upfront on a credit card: $1,631.79. The MRI shows a large benign growth on my pituitary gland.

How Much You Earn Could Be Determined By Your Height

When we prefer tall people and pay them more, what we might really be reacting to is the fact that they are the products of a) good genes, and b) a careful upbringing by affluent parents.