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September 4, 2019
Study: 4 in 10 patients faced surprise bills in 2016 after visiting in-network hospitals

Four in 10 privately insured patients faced surprise medical bills after visiting emergency rooms or getting admitted to hospitals in 2016, according to a new study published Monday in the American Medical Association's internal medicine journal.

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September 4, 2019
Wondering Why Health Care Costs are so High? Blame it on the Drugs

The sickest 5% of Americans account for at least 50% of all health-care spending, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation study, with prescription drugs now accounting for 40% of all the health spending of high-cost patients.

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August 28, 2019
Surprise Bills are Everywhere

Surprise medical bills have gotten more common and more expensive, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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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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