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Essential Worker Shoulders $1,840 Pandemic Debt Due To COVID Cost Loophole By: Kaiser Health News

Carmen Quintero works an early shift at a distribution warehouse that ships N95 masks and other products to a nation under siege from the coronavirus.…

1 in 4 doctors say prior authorization has led to a serious adverse event

FEB 5, 2019 Andis Robeznieks Senior News Writer American Medical Association PRIOR AUTHORIZATIONS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECTING OUR HEALTH!! THE HEALTHCARE CONSUMERS NEEDS TO BE AWARE…

From Prisoner to Customer to Sophisticated Consumer

The coronavirus is providing us with a great opportunity to understand why it is so important for each person to have a healthcare plan. We…

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…

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