An extraordinary story from Bloomberg: For years, Spyros Panos seemed like a successful orthopedic surgeon, seeing dozens of patients a day and bringing in millions of dollars in fees for his suburban New York medical group. In fact, he was
“Researchers have found that adults with disabilities are more likely to have unpaid medical bills than those without a disability, even when they have health insurance,” the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. “According to a 2017 report called “Financial Capability
More than one-quarter of Americans with health insurance have received a surprise medical bill. That’s according to a new survey from Consumer Reports. “Those healthcare charges can have big consequences since medical bills can drag down your credit score.” “New
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.