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More Consumers Turn To Crowdsourcing To Help Pay Medical Bills
3 days Ago

More Consumers Turn To Crowdsourcing To Help Pay Medical Bills

Photo by Heidi de Marco/KHN More consumers are turning to crowdsource fundraising sites, like GoFundMe, to help pay for medical bills they have trouble affording, MPR News reports. Rob Soloman, the company’s CEO, says that medical fundraisers now account for one third of the site’s campaigns. Often, it’s family members or friends – like Tammy […]

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Insurer Reverses Pre-approval For Cancer Drug
7 days Ago

Insurer Reverses Pre-approval For Cancer Drug

As soon as Michele Brough was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer, her doctors wanted move forward with treatment. Brough’s oncologist quickly reached out to her insurance company, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, to apply for pre-approval for a drug to strengthen her immune system as she underwent chemotherapy. Los Angeles Times reports that Brough […]

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Begins Controversial ER Policy In Texas
7 days Ago

Blue Cross Blue Shield Begins Controversial ER Policy In Texas

Blue Cross Blue Shield will begin a controversial emergency room policy in Texas, Houston Chronicle reports. The insurer will no longer cover some out-of-network ER visits if it determines that the patient should have sought treatment elsewhere. The policy change will impact roughly 500,000 Texans. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas said medical directors would […]

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