Christopher Weaver

U.K. Health Maps Show A Shared Problem Across The Pond?

KFF Health News Original

Doctors in some areas of Britain do one type of hip replacement at rates up to 16 times greater than in places like London, according to a November atlas by the National Health Service, mirroring a problem Medicare researchers have seen in the U.S.

Consumers Can Now Compare Hospitals On Medical Scans

KFF Health News Original

The federal government recently handed consumers a new trove of data about how hospitals use their fancy medical scanners. The implicit message: Avoid hospitals that lean too heavily on devices that can expose you to radiation and other risks.

Medicaid Expansion Now Could Save Some States Money

KFF Health News Original

Starting April 1, the first federal funding from the health overhaul law becomes available to expand coverage of Medicaid programs. Some states are seeking to use that money in current programs that cover low-income people who do not qualify for Medicaid.