An interesting chart from Health Populi shows how the stress of medical bills is felt equally regardless of household income: For more information on the issues surrounding medical debt, please contact RIP Medical Debt.
“Staggering surprise medical bills are finally getting some scrutiny from policymakers. But to take patients off the hook for those bills, the money has to come from somewhere else — usually from higher insurance premiums or out of doctors’ bottom
From the New York Times: The whole point of health insurance is protection from financial ruin in case of catastrophic, costly health problems. But a recent survey of people facing such problems shows that it often fails in that basic
From Bluewater Credit: Medical bills are the number one reason for bankruptcy in the United States, causing more than 60% of all BK’s. Approximately three-fourths of those who go BK because of medical bills have health insurance. An illness or
The Maryland Health Care Commission has a new site providing cost and quality information about health care so that patients and providers are aware of how cost and quality differ among hospitals. With this information everyone in Maryland can finally
Every American who gets private health insurance — most of whom get it through their jobs— is at risk of getting a surprise bill from hospitals, doctors, air and ground ambulances, and other providers. Most believe that employers will need