By Rachel Bluth – Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), who are pushing a major legislative package to lower health costs, announced their favored solution to handle disputes about surprise medical bills.
By David Shelton – The cost of healthcare in America is on everyone’s minds. People at all income levels, insured or not, worry about treatment and medication costs, which are expected to climb an average of 5.5 percent per year through 2027.
By Rachel Bluth – In a year already marked by a wide variety of congressional health care legislation, Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) released the details of a plan they hope can help bring down health costs and eliminate surprise medical bills for patients.
Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said the committee “has received over 400 specific recommendations to help give Americans better health care outcomes and better health care experiences at lower costs.”
By Laurie Heavey – Here’s something to add to your retirement bucket list: healthcare. A recent Kiplinger poll indicates that healthcare costs top the list of Americans’ concerns when planning for retirement.
By Julie Appleby & Barbara Feder Ostrov – As of Jan. 1, in the name of transparency, the Trump administration required that all hospitals post their list prices online. But what is popping up on medical center websites is a dog’s breakfast of medical codes, abbreviations and dollar signs —
By David Hom – Employers offer health insurance to recruit and maintain talent as well as to keep employees healthy and productive. While these benefits might be “priceless,” employers still want to get the best return on their health benefits investments.
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