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EXAMPLE OF A HEALTHCARE PRISON; Health Insurers Prosper As COVID-19 Deflates Demand For Elective Treatments

Published by: Kaiser Family Foundation As doctors and consumers are forced to put most nonemergency procedures on hold, many health insurers foresee strong profits. So…

HOSPITALS ARE HEALTHCARE PRISONS: Amid Coronavirus Distress, Wealthy Hospitals Hoard Millions

WOW…………AS WE HAVE SAID, THEIR ARE HEALTHCARE PRISONS AND HOSPITAL HAVE JUST DEMONSTRATED WHY!! Inova Health System, with campuses in some of the wealthiest suburbs…

In Fine Print, HHS Appears To Ban All Surprise Billing During The Pandemic

Federal officials offering emergency funding to hospitals, clinics and doctors’ practices have included this stipulation: They cannot foist surprise medical bills on COVID-19 patients. But…

Dealing with debt collectors during the pandemic

This Blog was published by: THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION….Consumer helpful April 22, 2020 by Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC Job losses…

New federal rules will let patients put medical records on smartphones

BY FRED SCHULTE, KAISER HEALTH NEWS , ERIKA FRY, FORTUNE MAR 11, 2020 This article is a GAME CHANGER for the Healthcare Consumer. Federal officials…

Appendicitis Is Painful — Add A $41,212 Surgery Bill To The Misery

As reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation Joshua Bates knew something was seriously wrong. He had a high fever, could barely move and felt a…

Loopholes Limit New California Law To Guard Against Lofty Air Ambulance Bills

This is a great example of a consumer in a healthcare prison. Kathleen Hoechlin lost control as she crested a small jump on her final…

For Her Head Cold, Insurer Coughed Up $25,865

WOW….consumers that are trapped in a healthcare prison. Alexa Kasdan had a cold and a sore throat. The 40-year-old public policy consultant from Brooklyn, N.Y.,…

When The Cost For Care Is Too High Even For Those Who Have Coverage, Patients End Up Gambling With Their Health

These are striking examples of consumer trapped in the healthcare prison. Getting coverage can be just the first hurdle when it comes to navigating the…

Hospital Group Mum As Members Pursue Patients With Lawsuits And Debt Collectors Kaiser Healthcare News 12.28.19

WOW….This is a great example of a HEALTHCARE PRISON…… American Hospital Association, the biggest hospital trade group, says it promotes “best practices” among medical systems…

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