No Reduction in Crashes After Cell Phone Bans, Stress Hormone May Treat Diabetes, and High Deductible Health Plans

Study: There has been no significant reduction in accident claims in states that have banned the use of hand-held cellphones behind the wheel.

When we say “I’m looking forward,” guess which direction we tend to lean.

The hormone that has been implicated in anxiety, obesity, addiction and even Alzheimer’s disease may have a far more positive use: a new way to treat diabetes.

More than one in five (22.7%) nonelderly Americans is in a “high deductible” health plan.

Massachusetts insurance companies pay some hospitals and doctors twice as much money as others for essentially the same patient care.

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  1. Larry C. says:

    The fact that one-fifth of the population has a high deductible may help explain why health care cost increases are slowing.

  2. Vicki says:

    Question: does that mean that in order to be treated for diabetes, I have to endure anxiety, obesity, adiction and Alzheimer’s?

  3. Tom H. says:

    I’m not surprised that Massachusetts’ payment rates are all over the map. I believe you would find the same thing in every US city.