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.
Members of the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) have donated funds to cancel more than $8.9 million worth of medical debt for over 9,200 individuals and families across 40 counties in northern Michigan.
Jerry Davich of the Chicago Tribune reports an extraordinary and harrowing story of a single mother who was pulled over for a traffic stop only to learn a warrant was out for her arrest — stemming from an unpaid medical bill