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Why Thousands Are Getting Hit With Unexpected Medical Bills

Why Thousands Are Getting Hit With Unexpected Medical Bills

Jul 3
Surprise bills are a byproduct of the wrangling between two sets of players — insurers and care providers — a battle of giants that often leaves patients holding the bill.

Health Care Price Transparency? Fool's Gold or Money in Your Pocket?

Health Care Price Transparency? Fool's Gold or Money in Your Pocket?

Jun 25
The problems in health care are far deeper than just knowledge about hospital charges that few will ever pay.

Dropped From Health Insurance Without Warning: Was it Legal?

Dropped From Health Insurance Without Warning: Was it Legal?

By Julie Appleby | Jun 10
Tens of thousands of Americans each year are dropped by their insurers over payment issues, sometimes with little or no prior warning from their insurers.

What Will Long-Term Health Care Cost You?

What Will Long-Term Health Care Cost You?

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | Jun 4
Many people are frightened of long-term care costs — for good reason. Most people over 65 eventually will need help with daily living tasks, such as bathing, eating or dressing.

Getting Real About Health Costs in Retirement

Getting Real About Health Costs in Retirement

By Liz Weston, NerdWallet | May 21
You won't pay for health care in retirement with one lump sum. That's the way these expenses are often presented, though, and the amounts are terrifying.

California Eyes Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants

California Eyes Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants

By Adam Beam | May 21
California lawmakers are considering proposals that would make the state the first in the nation to offer government-funded health care to adult immigrants living in the country illegally. But the decision on who to cover may come down to cost.

'Sham' Sharing Ministries Test Faith Of Patients And Insurance Regulators

'Sham' Sharing Ministries Test Faith Of Patients And Insurance Regulators

By JoNel Aleccia | May 20
Washington State residents thought they had purchased health insurance through an online site. But when it was time to pay the bills, they learned that the products they bought weren't insurance at all.

How Obamacare, Medicare And 'Medicare For All' Muddy The Campaign Trail

How Obamacare, Medicare And 'Medicare For All' Muddy The Campaign Trail

By Shefali Luthra | May 18
The health care debate has Democrats on Capitol Hill and the presidential campaign trail facing renewed pressure to make clear where they stand.

Scrap 'Obamacare'? Maybe Not All, Says Trump Administration

Scrap 'Obamacare'? Maybe Not All, Says Trump Administration

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | May 10
The Trump administration is arguing in court that the entire Affordable Care Act should be struck down as unconstitutional. But at the same time, Justice Department lawyers recently suggested that federal judges could salvage its anti-fraud provisions.

A Big Hearing For 'Medicare-For-All' — In A Small Room

A Big Hearing For 'Medicare-For-All' — In A Small Room

By Julie Rovner | May 2
The first congressional hearing on a "Medicare-for-all" bill in at least a decade took place Tuesday, but without the usual phalanx of T-shirted supporters — or even the presidential candidates — who have been pushing the bill.

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