Few Things So Starkly Set America’s Health System Apart As How Much Patients Have To Pay Out Of Pocket

Nearly all of America’s global competitors — whether they have government health plans, such as Britain and Canada, or rely on private insurers, such as Germany and the Netherlands — strictly limit out-of-pocket costs. In more news on the health […]

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Despite Booming Economy, Uninsured Rate Ticks Up

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The annual report from the Census Bureau, released this week, found that 27.5 million Americans were without health insurance last year, an increase of nearly 2 million from 2017. The […]

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Following Court Ruling, VA Could Be On The Hook For Billions In Emergency Care Claims From Veterans

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims said the VA must reimburse veterans for out-of-pocket emergency medical bills not covered by private insurance, other than copayments. The Associated Press: VA May Have To Pay Billions In Vets’ Emergency Care […]

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Legislation To End Surprise Medical Bills Has High Public Support — In Both Parties

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Nearly 8 in 10 Americans support legislation to protect people from surprise medical bills, a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows. That support persisted no matter which […]

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Verma Urges Hospitals To Get On Board With Value-Based Payments As Lesser Of Two Evils Compared To ‘Medicare For All’

CMS Administrator Seema Verma presented hospitals with a stark choice between Trump administration policies and the looming threat of a “Medicare for All” type system. Modern Healthcare: CMS’ Verma: Accept Value-Based Payment Or Risk Medicare For AllCMS Administrator Seema Verma […]

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