Latest by Tom Murphy

Published on October 13, 2020 - Page 9
COVID-19 can do more than torment patients physically. It also clobbers some financially. Even though many insurers and the U.S. government have...
Published on August 25, 2020 - Page 9
Racked with anxiety, Lauren Shell needed to talk to her cancer doctor. But she lives at least an hour away and it was the middle of her workday. It...
Published on May 19, 2020 - Page 5
The global coronavirus pandemic has created a huge need for health care in the U.S., but it also is delivering a devastating financial blow to that...
Published on May 3, 2020 - Page 8
Mass layoffs are pushing many Americans into an unfamiliar role: shopping for health insurance that isn’t offered by an employer. A swirl of...
Published on March 15, 2020 - Page 13
Patients left confused or daunted by the U.S. health care system may soon have a new ally. More employers and insurers are providing aides to help...
Published on February 4, 2020 - Page 8
The next time you get sick, your care may involve a form of the technology people use to navigate road trips or pick the right vacuum cleaner online...
Published on January 19, 2020 - Page 12
The new year often starts harshly for people with high-deductible health insurance. Many deductibles reset Jan. 1, forcing patients to pay thousands...
Published on December 24, 2019 - Page 8
After Kim Lauerman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, doctors wanted to give her a drug that helps prevent infections and fever during chemotherapy....
Published on November 19, 2019 - Page 9
In the ever-shifting world of company-provided health insurance, here’s a constant: It keeps getting more expensive. Workers may learn their doctor...
Published on October 27, 2019 - Page 10
Health insurance costs have climbed so high, there’s insurance for it. More employers are offering their workers supplemental coverage for expenses...