ABC News reports on the president’s renewed commitment to lower healthcare costs for Americans. He’s specifically taking aim at surprise hospital bills related to out-of-network care — a rare bipartisan collective agenda.
Kaiser shares some sobering statics from its latest study with the LA Times.
From Axios: “Six out of 10 people in this group report that they or a family member skipped or postponed medical care or prescription drugs they needed because of costs, or tried a home remedy instead.”
“High deductibles can make things worse: among those with chronic conditions whose deductibles are at least $3,000 for an individual or $5,000 for a family, three-quarters report skipping or postponing some type of care.”
Crain’s reports on “We the Patients NY” a local community service group that encourages people to share their stories of burdensome healthcare costs and even upload their medical bills. The group plans to empower New Yorkers to present their issues strategically to law makers.
5/09 – ABC News – Trump outlines plan to tackle ‘surprise medical bills’
5/07 – WSJ – A $2 Million Drug Is About to Hit the Market
5/05 – Magic Valley Times-News – Readers help Boise mom pay off hospital bill from baby daughter’s tragic death
5/03 – News Channel 5 – Man spends retirement driving for Uber to pay off medical debt
5/02 – Kaiser Family Foundation – Kaiser Family Foundation/LA Times Survey Of Adults With Employer-Sponsored Insurance
Compiled by Daniel Lempert, RIP Medical Debt