Diane Archer

Why won’t insurers cover some generic drugs?

Some people are finding that they cannot fill their prescriptions for generic drugs at the pharmacy; their insurers will only cover the brand-name versions. Why won’t health insurance companies...

What are Accountable Care Organizations?

Medicare has been experimenting with new payment models to bring down health care costs, improve health care quality and promote healthy communities. One payment model launched in 2013 is a...

Do you have a sense of purpose?

A variety of studies have found that social interactions, personal relationships, having friends and family on whom you can rely, contribute to longer and healthier life. New and past research also...

New leukemia drug will cost $475,000

The cost of cancer care now averages over $100,000. That’s more than twice the cost of cancer treatment a decade ago. Still, pharmaceutical companies are prepared to test their monopoly...

Talking to your kids about your stuff

There are so many important conversations for families to have as parents and children get older. A lot of these discussions can be enriching, even if they are not easy. The New York Times recently...