Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News

Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News

Fred Schulte, an investigative reporter, has worked at The Baltimore Sun, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, and the Center for Public Integrity. He is a four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for stories including those that exposed excessive heart surgery death rates in veterans’ hospitals, substandard care by health insurance plans treating low-income people, and the hidden dangers of cosmetic surgery in medical offices. Fred has received the George Polk Award, two Investigative Reporters and Editors awards, four Gerald Loeb Awards for business writing, and two Philip Meyer Awards. The University of Virginia graduate is the author of “Fleeced!” [email protected] @fredschulte

Your money or your life: Ohioan on $50K per week cancer drug fears leaving behind huge medical debt

By: - March 7, 2023

This story was originally published by Kaiser Health News. After several rounds of treatment for a rare eye cancer — weekly drug infusions that could cost nearly $50,000 each — Paul Davis learned Medicare had abruptly stopped paying the bills. That left Davis, a retired physician in Findlay, Ohio, contemplating a horrific choice: risk saddling […]