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What Would Happen if the ACA Went Away?

By Julie Rovner |
There's no doubt that invalidating the ACA in whole or in large part would have a dramatic effect on the nation's health system ? and not just for those 20 million or so ...

Patients Stuck With Bills After Insurers Don't Pay As Promised

Patients Stuck With Bills After Insurers Don't Pay As Promised

By Lauren Weber | Feb 10
When insurers revoke their decision to pay after the service is completed, patients are legally on the hook for the bill.

On the Money: Confronting Fresh Health Insurance Deductibles

On the Money: Confronting Fresh Health Insurance Deductibles

By Tom Murphy | Jan 16
Many deductibles reset Jan. 1, forcing patients to pay thousands of dollars for care or prescriptions before most insurance coverage starts.

Universal Coverage, Single-Payer, Medicare-for-All: What Does it Mean?

Universal Coverage, Single-Payer, Medicare-for-All: What Does it Mean?

Jan 11
Collectively, health care is our biggest industry. Most Americans are befuddled by it, and the political debate surrounding it only makes it more confusing.

Insurance Nightmare: A Head Cold That Cost $25,865

Insurance Nightmare: A Head Cold That Cost $25,865

By Richard Harris | Dec 24
A 40-year-old public policy consultant from Brooklyn, N.Y., didn't want her upcoming vacation trip ruined by strep throat. So, after it had lingered for more than a week, she decided to get it checked out.

As Rural Americans Struggle for Health Care Access, Insurers May Be Making Things Worse

As Rural Americans Struggle for Health Care Access, Insurers May Be Making Things Worse

Dec 19
Rural areas are experiencing tremendous health care provider shortages with access particularly limited for specialty care.