“About 20 percent of millennials in their late 20s and 30s don’t have medical insurance. This means many young people may have to pay hefty health bills, which can lead to medical debt. How can they overcome their financial hardships?”
Military.com highlights RIP Medical Debt: “For thousands of veterans and family members, the mailings, which have been going out since 2016, have been the winning ticket for getting out from under a mountain of medical bills.”
A struggling group: middle-class folks who have followed the rules and paid for employer-based medical insurance, only to find that soaring health care costs — combined with high deductibles, high copayments and surprise medical bills — leave them vulnerable.
With health care costs rising at untenable rates, nearly everyone — individuals, employers insurers — wants ways to save money. And one of them is with insurance plans that, at a glance, look less expensive.
Two NPR stories address different patients with different illnesses in different states, but they both tell the same tale of sky-high medical bills.
A bipartisan group of state lawmakers announced plans to address surprise medical bills in a way that would take the “burden” off Texans.