The need for healthcare workers is not expected to lag, analysts say. Shown here is a nurse in the emergency room at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, Maryland. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

He returned to the U.S. for his daughter’s wedding. A Pa. hospital socked him with a $42K bill

BY: - May 26, 2023

The bill came from UPMC Williamsport, part of a health system that is now the largest provider in many parts of Pa.

Lung cancer concept. doctor explaining results of lung check up from x-ray scan chest on digital tablet screen to patient.

With this tech fix, we can improve the healthcare experience for all | Opinion

BY: - May 2, 2023

Chasing after unavailable yet necessary health information wastes precious time and resources, burns out providers, and frustrates patients.


Patients are the real victims of insurance network cuts | Opinion

BY: - April 14, 2023

What good are life changing treatments if patients are denied access to them?

April Adcox was uninsured when she was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2020. She delayed treatment for 18 months because she was panicked about the complex surgery and the prospect of a hefty bill. In the meantime, she wore hats and bangs to camouflage the affected area as it expanded on her forehead. (ANDREW J. WHITAKER FOR KHN)

For uninsured people with cancer, securing care can be like spinning a roulette wheel

BY: - April 13, 2023

In the face of potentially daunting bills, uninsured adults sometimes delay care, which can result in worse survival outcomes.

Pa. Rep. Lee slams hospital giant UPMC over charitable donations | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 13, 2023

'We already knew UPMC was ripping us off,' Lee, D-12th District, said.


Want a clue on health care costs in advance? New tools take a crack at it | Analysis

BY: - January 8, 2023

As of Jan. 1, health insurers and employers that offer health plans must provide online calculators for patients to get detailed estimates of what they will owe.

Poll: Ahead of midterms, Pa. voters want lower health insurance costs | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 12, 2022

Out-of-pocket healthcare costs are too high, Keystone State voters say as a critical midterm cycle in a critical 2022 state really heats up.