Rule would slash funding putting hospitals in peril of closing, particularly rural hospitals that already are shuttering at unprecedented rates, opponents say.
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.
The rate of children under 6 without insurance climbed from 3.8% in 2016 to 4.3% in 2018. Washington is one of 11 states that have seen significant rise.
Bill would cap insulin cost to $100 a month, and establish a state insulin supply so those between jobs or who have a low-income can have access to insulin.
WA State Office of the Insurance Commissioner A state law that took effect Jan. 1, 2018, requires insurers to cover 12-month refills for prescription contraceptives, including the pill. They also must cover these prescriptions if they’re available at your doctor’s office.…
By writing in payment limits when signing hospital forms, patients might have leverage in negotiations over disputes that arise from surprise medical bills.
As surprise medical billing has emerged as a hot-button issue for voters, doctors, hospitals and insurers have been lobbying to protect their own money flows.
Starting this year, surprise medical billing in most situations is no longer allowed in Washington State.
A growing chorus of small-business owners is calling for “Medicare for All” or some type of government-sponsored universal health plan.
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 Office of the Insurance Commissioner has heard from about 180 Washington consumers who are having problems with their health insurance purchased from Premera and Lifewise.
Organization calls for coverage for all either through a single-payer financing system or a publicly-financed coverage option with regulated private insurance.
The administration wants to eliminate protections that prohibit insurance companies from denying you coverage for pre-existing conditions such as cancer, asthma or a host of other life-threatening diseases.
Our nation isn’t prepared for this vast demographic shift and its far-reaching consequences.
The number of Americans without health insurance has crept up under the Trump administration. Cost growth has slowed, but costs are still going up.