Nonprofit hospitals are required to provide free or discounted care to people of limited means, but nearly half of them routinely bill patients who qualify for such help
Approximately 50 million—or 20 percent—of American adults reported donating to a crowdfunding campaign to help raise money for a medical bill or treatment.
Healthcare Bluebook estimates the price of the procedure ranges from $9,678 to more than $30,000– and the“fair price” it suggests for the surgery is $12,090.
The number of Americans without health insurance has crept up under the Trump administration. Cost growth has slowed, but costs are still going up.
For some families, average out-of-pocket health care spending for maternity care jumped from $3,069 in 2008 to $4,569 in 2015.
“I couldn’t fathom in what universe I would go to a doctor for a strep throat culture and some antibiotics and I would end up with a $25,000 bill.”
The Trump administration Wednesday announced plans that would pave the way for Americans to begin purchasing lower priced prescription drugs from Canada.
Much of what we accept as legal in medical billing would be regarded as fraud in any other sector.
One in four Americans say they or a member of their family put off treatment for a serious medical condition in the past year due to the cost of care, poll.
“Shut the fridge!”
Cash-strapped patient with diabetes who turn to low-cost “Walmart Insulins” could be putting their lives at risk, an expert warns.
At a Sacramento, Calif., facility, the insurer paid $85, but just a little more than half that at a clinic in Long Beach. A drugstore in Washington, D.C., was paid $32.
Nearly 8 in 10 Americans say the cost of prescription drugs is unreasonable, with voters from both parties agreeing that cutting their cost is a top priority.
Her employer Dignity Health says its mission is to further “the healing ministry of Jesus.” It has assets of $6 billion and pays its CEO $11.9 million a year.
In Seattle, she typically paid $70 per month for insulin and another $130 for pump supplies. In Germany, she pays roughly $11. Every three months.