Collectively, Americans owe nearly a trillion dollars of medical debt, and Congress is trying to figure out a policy response. But in the meantime, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on an unusual non-profit’s effort to relieve the burden of medical…
By Paul Solman
The idea is to give patients practical information that they can use to help save money.
President Donald Trump on Thursday called for an end to the astonishingly high charges insured patients can face when a member of a medical team that treats them is not in their insurer's network.
By Kevin Freking, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
Consumers often do not understand that the cost of their health care is much higher than the out-of-pocket expenses they pay each year, writes columnist Philip Moeller.
By Philip Moeller
Nearly 40 percent of adults under 65 carry medical debt, and many of them are middle class. When they don't pay their bills, hospitals must eat the cost.
By News Desk
Patients all over the country face "surprise medical bills," which come when their health plans pay less than they expect or when costs unexpectedly occur out-of-network.
By PBS NewsHour
One in three American adults who have private health insurance coverage are hit with surprise medical bills they thought were covered by insurance, which can range from a few hundreds dollars to tens of thousands for an operation. Time Magazine's…
Patients with insurance may not be transferred to specialized trauma centers as quickly as those without, a Stanford study has found…
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