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By Dan Weissmann, Kaiser Health News
Millions of Americans have new federal protections from unexpected medical costs if they see a doctor they did not choose and who doesn’t accept their insurance. For years, the price tag from surprise medical bills could range from hundreds of…
By Jeffrey Brown, Ryan Connelly Holmes
Patients will no longer have to worry about getting a huge bill following a medical crisis if the closest hospital emergency room happened to have been outside their insurance plan's provider network.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
Amid coronavirus and Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, health care is becoming an even more prominent issue in the presidential race. The Affordable Care Act's fate could be determined by the Supreme Court right after the election. Now, President Trump has…
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
By Philip Moeller
Patients can be hit with medical bills they weren't expecting because insurance and Medicare coverage can be confusing. But there are groups that can help, writes columnist Philip Moeller.
Senior lawmakers of both parties proposed legislation to tackle surprise medical bills, prescription drug costs and uneven vaccination rates.
Patients look to hospital staff to take care of them and help them get better, not to expose them to additional health and financial problems.
By Elisabeth Ponsot, Daniel Moritz-Rabson
Last year, Consumer Reports found 30 percent of Americans with private health insurance have received a surprise bill, where their insurance plan paid less than they expected.
By PBS NewsHour
It’s a growing frustration for many Americans: surprisingly high medical bills that they are struggling to pay. In some cases, patients are surprised to learn that they received care from an out-of-network doctor in an in-network hospital, long after an…
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