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January 22, 2021

A Retiree Fights A Nightmare Lab Fee

Kaiser Health News (KHN) reports on lab work that generated a big surprise medical bill for a retired New Mexico couple. After realizing their dream of buying an RV...

January 22, 2021

Hospital Liens To Collect Debt Confuse Patients

Wisconsin Watch reports on hospitals filing liens against uninsured patients in order to try to get a cut of compensation from personal injury lawsuits to collect unpaid bills. Manisha...

January 22, 2021

How To Get Medicine At An Affordable Price

ABC Chicago reports on advice from Consumer Reports about how to avoid high prices on medicine when an insurer drops a pharmacy from its network or doesn’t cover your...

January 6, 2021

Congress Bans Most Surprise Medical Bills

As part of a massive year-end spending package, Congress passed a bill that included language to ban surprise medical billing, according to the New York Times. Most surprise medical...

January 4, 2021

Hospital Monopolies Drive Up Health Care Costs

A CBS News 60 Minutes report from Lesley Stahl pulls the curtain back on business practices that are driving up health care prices, including the practices of one Sacramento...