A group of U.S. senators, led by Republican Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, is working on a draft bill that would prohibit out-of-network hospitals and doctors from “balance billing” patients and would force health insurers to pay providers a negotiated amount,
Young people have more medical debt than older people, even though they tend to spend much less on health care, according to a new study published in Health Affairs. About 16% of consumers have an unpaid medical bill, the study
“Troops with security clearances who have low credit scores or past-due bills could be at greater risk of having those clearances revoked, thanks to a change to the frequency at which background check officials look at financial data,” Military.com reports.
From the Associated Press: Researchers found in a study of credit reports that more than 2 percent of adults had medical bills under $200 sent to a collections agency. Over half of the annual medical collections were for less than
From NBC News: Unexpected medical bills top the list of health care costs Americans are afraid they will not be able to afford, with 4 in 10 people saying they had received a surprisingly large invoice within the past year,
From Patient Responsibility News: Fifty-seven percent of healthcare consumers have received a medical bill that they thought to be covered by their healthcare payers, according to a recent survey from NORC at the University of Chicago. Patients perceive these surprise