Texas Is Latest State To Attack Surprise Medical Bills

This story is part of a partnership that includes KUT, NPR and Kaiser Health News. This story can be republished for free (details). Texas is now among more than a dozen states that have cracked down on the practice of […]

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Readers And Tweeters: No Rush To Judge Patients Who Leave The ER Without OK

Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. At The ER, It’s Hurry Up And Wait At least the patients mentioned in “As […]

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Lawmakers Push To Stop Surprise ER Billing

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). California has some of the nation’s strongest protections against surprise medical bills. But many Californians still get slammed with huge out-of-network charges. State lawmakers are now trying to close […]

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Listen: Trump’s Plan To End ‘Unpleasant Surprise’ Bills

President Donald Trump called for an end to the “unpleasant surprise” of certain medical bills on Thursday. Specifically, he outlined a plan that would forbid bills beyond in-network insurance rates in emergencies. For elective procedures, patients would have to consent […]

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