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Price Gouging | Misleading Patients | Surprise Billing
August 28, 2019
Rising Prices Cause Multiple-Sclerosis Drug Spending to Climb

A new study finds that list prices of self-administered multiple-sclerosis (MS) drugs more than quadrupled in 11 years, and Medicare spending for Medicare Part D beneficiaries soared more than 10-fold during the same period.

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July 16, 2019
Texas Now Boasts The Nation’s Strongest Laws to Shield Patients From Surprise Bills

"Sweeping legislation that will help protect thousands of Texans from the calamity of surprise bills ... was a high point of the 86th Texas Legislative session."

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July 1, 2019
Drug Prices in 2019 are Surging, with Hikes at 5 Times Inflation

More than 3,400 drugs have boosted their prices in the first six months of 2019, an increase of 17% in the number of drug hikes from a year earlier.

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May 22, 2019
Texas Senate Passes Surprise-Billing Legislation With Arbitration

The Texas Senate passed legislation that keeps patients out of cost disputes between healthcare providers and insurance companies.

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May 20, 2019
Free-Standing Emergency Depts. in Texas Aren't Reducing Congestion

Free-standing emergency departments in Texas aren't reducing emergency room congestion at nearby hospitals, according to Rice University.

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April 22, 2019
Texas To Prevent Surprise Medical Bills With Arbitration, Mediation

The Texas Senate passed a bill that could provide relief to Texans hit with surprise medical bills.

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