Hospitals continue to report uncompensated care.
Two reviews of the new book “End Medical Debt: Curing America’s $1 Trillion Unpayable Healthcare Debt”
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.
We previously reported how, as health insurance gaps increase, patients turn to GoFundMe to help pay bills. Now Kaiser Health News talks with GoFundMe CEO Rob Solomon about the issue.
From their distinct viewpoints as debt collections and healthcare administration insiders, the three authors take a realistic look at our healthcare system, revealing how and why we got into this mess of skyrocketing costs, shrinking insurance coverage, rising deductibles, and mounting medical debt.
It’s among the biggest problems in American health care — and one cause (among many) of the spiraling medical debt that saddles so many people: Who really knows how much a health care procedure costs?