by on May 12, 2023
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) published a report on high-cost specialty financial products, such as medical credit cards, that are sold to patients to alleviate the growing costs of medical care. Patients are typically offered these financial products in a medical provider’s office even when their insurance may cover the procedure, or they qualify for a hospital’s reduced or no-cost financial assistance program. The report also finds that these specialty products are typically ...
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by on January 15, 2023
While some people are predisposed to illness and others like to protect themselves from the unknown, having health insurance that you can fall back on in both cases is absolutely important. The biggest challenge that many people face as it relates to health insurance is the cost.   Sure, most businesses offer insurance plans for employees and family members in some cases. However, you may feel the need to get personal insurance of your own, or you may not have a choice because your employe...
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by on October 26, 2022
                                    <h1 id="chl-title">$38,398 for a Single Shot of a Very Old Cancer Drug</h1> <div>    <span class="byline">Arthur Allen</span>         <time class="posted-on" datetime="2022-10-26T05:00:00-04:00">             October 26, 2022        </time>         </div> ...
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by on October 18, 2022
                                    <h1>Say What? Hearing Aids Available Over-the-Counter for as Low as $199, and Without a Prescription</h1> <div>    <span class="byline">Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News</span>         <time class="posted-on" datetime="2022-10-17T05:00:00-04:00">             October 17, 2022        </time>         </div> ...
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by on September 29, 2022
                                    <h1>Turned Away From Urgent Care — And Toward a Big ER Bill</h1> <div>    <span class="byline">Sam Whitehead</span>         <time class="posted-on" datetime="2022-09-29T05:00:00-04:00">             September 29, 2022        </time>         </div> ...
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by on September 6, 2022
                                    <h1>The $18,000 Breast Biopsy: When Having Insurance Costs You a Bundle</h1> <div>    <span class="byline">Lauren Sausser</span>         <time class="posted-on" datetime="2022-08-23T05:00:00-04:00">             August 23, 2022        </time>         </div> ...
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by on August 19, 2022
                                    After Wiping Out $6.7 Billion in Medical Debt, This Nonprofit Is Just Getting Started   ...
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by on August 8, 2022
Medical expense accounts offer a tax-advantaged means to save and pay for medical expenses that aren’t commonly covered by health insurance.   The four types of accounts are: ...
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by on August 4, 2022
                                    The Ambulance Chased One Patient Into Collections   ...
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by on July 28, 2022
                                    <h1>Nursing Homes Are Suing the Friends and Family of Residents to Collect Debts</h1> <div>    <span class="byline">Noam N. Levey</span>         <time class="posted-on" datetime="2022-07-28T05:00:00-04:00">             July 28, 2022        </time>         </div> ...
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by on July 14, 2022
                                    <h1>Look Up Your Hospital: Is It Being Penalized By Medicare?</h1> <div>    <span class="byline">Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News</span>         <time class="posted-on" datetime="2022-02-03T18:00:40-05:00">             February 3, 2022        </time>         </div> ...
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by on July 7, 2022
                                    <h1>His-and-Hers Cataract Surgeries, But His Bill Was 20 Times as Much</h1> <div>    <span class="byline">Angela Hart</span>     <span class="byline photographer">         Photos by <a href="https://khn.org/news/author/heidi-de-marco/"><strong>Heidi de Marco</strong></a>    </span>         <time class="posted-on" datetime="2022-06-27T05:00:00-04:00"> ...
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