“A new Yale study reveals nearly half of patients with heart disease are facing medical debt. And about 1 in five say they can’t pay their medical bills at all,” NBC News reports. “Even patients with insurance had financial hardship
As we approach the State of the Union and healthcare continues to impact federal and state legislative agendas, one topic highly related to medical debt continues to build: The push to end surprise medical bills.
As concerns about out of control medical debt continue to grow, so do the legislative battles.
It’s a not-very-well-known secret in the health care business.
Hospitals continue to report uncompensated care.
As the U.S. deficit continues to soar, the CBO has proposed several deficit cutting maneuvers that could have the effect of increasing veterans’ medical debt.