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Patients Racking Up Medical Bills Despite Affordable Care Act

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Even people with health insurance can still rack up significant medical debt, particularly if they get a serious illness.    Now,  a new service from Nerdwallet is helping steer individuals with outstanding medical debt to medical billing experts,  who can help reduce those bills. 293 more words

News

Bad news for Obamacare haters: Long-shot legal challenge suffers setback

Conservatives put everything they had into an exotic court challenge to the ACA, and it’s not faring too well 727 more words

Law

A serious infection sends Yousefina to our Pediatric Center

Yousefina was born in South Sudan, but moved into the Mayo refugee camp in Khartoum with her grandmother. Yousefina has spina bifida and her parents sent her to the public hospital in Sudan for treatment. 102 more words

Human Rights

Private information hacked

Community Health Systems owns or operates over 200 hospitals in the United States.  Almost half of their hospitals are recognized as “Top Performers in Quality Measures by the Joint Commission”.  298 more words

Irrational pricing

The Washington Post has an article today describing how the price for a cholesterol panel can range from $10 to $10,000 (the average was $220.  … 90 more words