Patients with comprehensive health insurance are still getting hit with unforeseen and often substantial out-of-network bills, according to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation. KKF analyzed medical bills from large-employer health insurance plans and found that about 18 percent
About one in six hospital stays for patients with large employer health insurance includes a bill that isn’t covered by the plan, according to a new analysis that provides new details on the extent of the “surprise bill” problem, the
“Old medical bills plague many Americans, harming their credit scores and holding them hostage to collection agencies,” Reuters reports. Medical-related debt makes up over half of all collections items listed on credit reports, according to the National Consumer Law Center.
Fox News offers some advice: Be careful what you say on the phone. Don’t offer the debt collector a lot of information or engage in a long conversation. Sullivan says they may be recording what you say on the call
The Washington Post reports that the White House “is seriously considering a new policy that would penalize legal immigrants seeking permanent status for accepting health-care services paid for by the government.” “The rule, which is expected to be officially announced
Even with a family health insurance plan for which we pay a steep premium each month, we know we’re only partially protected, CNBC reports. That’s because, like increasing numbers of Americans, we have an even steeper annual deductible to cover