States Move to Protect Patients from Heavy Medical Debt

States Move to Protect Patients from Heavy Medical Debt

This post was originally published on this siteLaws passed in at least 10 states require financial assistance for low-income patients or limit aggressive debt-collection practices.

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Elizabeth Warren warns ‘corporate vultures’ are circling Medicare on Biden’s watch

Elizabeth Warren warns ‘corporate vultures’ are circling Medicare on Biden’s watch

This post was originally published on this site Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday joined physicians and dozens of her House Democratic colleagues in urging the Biden administration to immediately halt Medicare Direct Contracting, a Trump-era pilot that could result in complete privatization of the cherished public healthcare program by decade’s...

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Record 14.5 million people sign up for ObamaCare, Biden says

Record 14.5 million people sign up for ObamaCare, Biden says

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden announced Thursday that a record 14.5 million people have signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act for 2022.  “Health care should be a right, not a privilege, for all Americans,” Biden said in a…

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Obamacare open enrollment ends Saturday as interest surges

Obamacare open enrollment ends Saturday as interest surges

This post was originally published on this siteThose interested in Affordable Care Act coverage for 2022 have until the end of Saturday to sign up in most states. Open enrollment ends January 15 in the 33 states that use the federal exchange, healthcare.gov, and in several states that run their...

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Obamacare is proving popular in red states that didn’t expand Medicaid

Obamacare is proving popular in red states that didn’t expand Medicaid

This post was originally published on this siteWhen Pedro Peña lost his job as a restaurant cook at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, he applied for Medicaid to replace his job-based insurance. A diabetic, Peña understood the importance of being covered.

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Nearly one-third of Americans skipped care in past three months due to cost: poll

Nearly one-third of Americans skipped care in past three months due to cost: poll

This post was originally published on this siteAlmost one-third of Americans skipped necessary medical care in the past three months because they could not afford it, according to a poll released Tuesday. The survey from the West Health Policy Center and Gallup found that 30…

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Minnesota hospitals warn they are ‘overwhelmed’ in full-page ad

Minnesota hospitals warn they are ‘overwhelmed’ in full-page ad

This post was originally published on this siteMinnesota hospital leaders are warning in a full-page newspaper ad that they are “overwhelmed” amid a COVID-19 surge and are urging the public to take action. “Our emergency departments are overfilled, and we have patients in every bed in our…

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California readies for wave of out-of-state abortion-seekers

California readies for wave of out-of-state abortion-seekers

This post was originally published on this site California is preparing to welcome an influx of people seeking abortions from across the country if the United States Supreme Court overturns the half-century old legal framework guaranteeing a woman’s right to a termination. The issue of abortion is a faultline that...

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Affordable Care Act exchanges seeing record interest in heavily subsidized 2022 coverage

Affordable Care Act exchanges seeing record interest in heavily subsidized 2022 coverage

This post was originally published on this siteAmericans are flocking to the Affordable Care Act exchanges to sign up for coverage for 2022.

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