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Some Insurers Waiving Patient Payments For Coronavirus Hospital Visits
5 days Ago

Some Insurers Waiving Patient Payments For Coronavirus Hospital Visits

Aetna, one of the largest insurers in the United States, will be waiving patient payments for any time they spend in the hospital if they become sick with Coronavirus, according to a new Associated Press report. Aetna’s policy will apply to their 3.6 million customers who have fully-insured coverage. Many insurers have waived fees related […]

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Patient Groups Urge Oklahoma Governor To Reconsider New Medicaid Plan
1 week Ago

Patient Groups Urge Oklahoma Governor To Reconsider New Medicaid Plan

Seven national organizations, including the American Heart Association and the Leukemia & Lymphoma society, recently released a statement calling for Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Sitt to withdraw his Medicaid expansion plan due to the coronavirus pandemic. As Modern Healthcare reports: “Starting the 30-day public comment period on SoonerCare 2.0, which if implemented in its current form […]

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Kaiser Health News: Consumers Should Stick Up For Themselves On Medical Bills
3 weeks Ago

Kaiser Health News: Consumers Should Stick Up For Themselves On Medical Bills

Kaiser Health News’ new report features advice for consumers on what actions they can take to mitigate large hospital bills – most notably by being their own advocate when negotiating with medical providers. Federal law requires nonprofit hospitals to provide free or discounted care to patients who cannot afford their treatments. However, this does not […]

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