New Jersey sees progress on surprise medical bills

Geraldine Slevin
Assistant Policy Analyst

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Advocates from the NJ for Healthcare Coalition, a group of organizations representing healthcare consumers, are urging lawmakers to take action to keep S20/A4444, or the Out of Network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act, moving through the legislature. The bill, which would require hospitals to get patients’ permission up front for any out-of-network […]

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What if your pizza place billed like a hospital?

Geraldine Slevin
Assistant Policy Analyst

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Consumers across the country are writing to us to share their stories about surprise medical bills. Some received unexpected bills from out-of-network anesthesiologists during a scheduled procedure at an in-network hospital. Others were shocked to get a bill from an out-of-network ER doctor after being rushed to the emergency room. There are lots of ways […]

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5 Key Ways to End Surprise Medical Bills

Geraldine Slevin
Assistant Policy Analyst

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Since we launched our efforts to stop surprise medical bills, we’ve been asking you for your stories about unexpected bills you’ve received from out-of-network doctors. We know surprise bills are a huge problem: one-third of respondents to our survey reported receiving a bill where insurance paid less than expected. We’ve received stories totaling almost $7 […]

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Consumerist puts the spotlight on unfair ER billing

Geraldine Slevin
Assistant Policy Analyst

Monday, November 9th, 2015
Surgeons looking down

When a medical emergency strikes, the last thing you want to think about is how much you’ll have to pay for a crucial ambulance ride or trip to the ER. But because of glaring loopholes in insurance laws, consumers in most states are vulnerable to crushing out-of-network bills for emergency room visits. Our friends at […]

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Fight to end surprise medical bills goes national

Geraldine Slevin
Assistant Policy Analyst

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

As more states pass protections to end surprise medical bills, Congress is getting in on the act. In October Congressman Lloyd Doggett of Texas introduced the “End Surprise Billing Act of 2015,” landmark legislation that would go a long way toward ending surprise bills for all Americans. The measure would require hospitals and medical facilities […]

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Californians get better provider directories, fight continues for end to surprise bills

Geraldine Slevin
Assistant Policy Analyst

Friday, October 16th, 2015

California Gov. Jerry  Brown signed into law SB 137, an important bill that requires insurance companies and doctors in the state to keep provider directories up to date — so residents know exactly what physicians and facilities are ‘in-network’ on their plans. SB 137 brought together an impressive coalition of supporters including health plans, labor […]

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Your healthcare shouldn’t have surprises

Daniela Nuñez
Social Media Program Manager

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

You buy health insurance so there aren’t any surprises when it comes to paying for your medical care. Yet nearly a third of consumers say they’re getting a bill they didn’t expect! That’s exactly why we’ve launched the End Surprise Medical bills campaign — and you can help us end these unfair bills for good. […]

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