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Lessons Learned From New York’s Fix For Surprise Medical Bills : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image In 2015, the New York legislature in Albany passed a law to end the practice of surprise medical billing. Research suggests overall health care costs have risen as a result. Walter Bibikow/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Walter Bibikow/Getty Images Lobbying campaigns and legislative battles have been underway for months as Congress… Read More »

Viewpoints: Stopping Surprise Medical Bills Might Be Easier Than It Looks; Waiting To See Whatever Happens Next In Flint Water Cases

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. The Hill: Insurers Must Do More To Prevent Surprise Medical Bills At a time of hyper-partisanship, there is one issue around which both Republicans and Democrats have coalesced: protecting health-care patients and ending surprise billing. Since the beginning of the year, the House has… Read More »

Surprise! Fixing Out-Of-Network Bills Means Someone Must Pay

This story also ran on NPR. This story can be republished for free (details). President Donald Trump called on Republicans and Democrats to pass legislation this year to end surprise medical bills, in remarks made in the White House’s Roosevelt Room on Thursday. “We’re determined to end surprise medical billing for American patients,” Trump said.… Read More »

As Retiree Health-Care Bills Mount, Some States Have a Solution: Stop Paying – The Wall Street Journal

By Heather Gillers Heather Gillers The Wall Street Journal Biography @hgillers heather.gillers@wsj.com May 1, 2019 5:30 a.m. ET Charles Johnson, an assistant superintendent at Polk Correctional Institution, in Butner, N.C., worries that ending retiree health care will spark workplace conflict. Photo: Jeremy M. Lange for The Wall Street Journal North Carolina corrections official Charles Johnson… Read More »