Hospitals Block ‘Surprise Billing’ Measure In California

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Citing fierce pushback from hospitals, California lawmakers sidelined a bill Wednesday that would have protected some patients from surprise medical bills by limiting how much hospitals could charge them […]

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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: After Its Hospital Closes, A Pioneer Kansas Town Searches For What Comes Next

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). KHN senior correspondent Sarah Jane Tribble is interviewed on NPR’s “Morning Edition” about the challenges faced by rural communities when their hospitals close. She is spending […]

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Walmart Charts New Course By Steering Workers To High-Quality Imaging Centers

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Walmart Inc., the nation’s largest private employer, is worried that too many of its workers are having health conditions misdiagnosed, leading to unnecessary surgery and wasted health spending. The […]

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ ‘Conscience’ Rules, Rx Prices and Still More Medicare

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. In a new set of rules, the Trump administration wants to let not just doctors but almost any health care worker or organization decline to provide, participate in or […]

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