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September 18, 2019
First Came Kidney Failure. Then There Was The $540,842 Bill For Dialysis

A Montana man who was newly diagnosed with kidney failure was charged over half-a-million dollars for treatment after being unable to locate an in-network facility.

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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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