After quitting their job the worker claimed: "I may not have health insurance, but I feel so free!"
The critical implication, to us, is that if policymakers want to raise the minimum wage, they need to consider whether workers have alternative sources of insurance coverage.
"The signing of the Parent Healthcare Act will help more families care for their parents the way they cared for us," Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara said.
Social media users expressed outrage at the "brief emotion" fee on a woman's medical bill—but all was not as it seemed.
"We're hoping to give folks a sigh of relief, who have been blindsided by billing," said Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.
After a woman was kicked in the head by her horse, she said on Twitter that her insurance company suggested she sue the animal.
"There is both a need to expand access to affordable insurance and to better inform people about the options available to them," said Katherine Baicker, a health economist at the University of Chicago.
"Drug companies will set a price at whatever the market will bear. The prices have put a squeeze on too many people's families," Biden said on Thursday.
Kelli Jones, Governor Mike Parson's spokeswoman, said the administration will "follow the law and will continue to look at how to operationalize the court's order."
The total cost of "drugs and medicine" at the Belleville Hospital, in Kansas, was just $11.95 in 1955.
As a lifelong Democrat, I'm proud to see Congress on the verge of passing this historic legislation. I understand the need to pay for these critical investments. But there are other ways to fund much needed reforms—ways that don't make drugs even more expensive.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences says that its average bill for a COVID patient was nearly $25,000 with ICU stays much more expensive.
After killing a single-payer bill, public-sector labor leaders are trying to force a quarter-million people off Medicare, into pricier for-profit plans.
"Honestly this should be an advertisement for insurance," the TikToker said while showing off an itemized list of costs from a four-month hospital stay.
Insurance companies found a way to make record profits during a pandemic: Sell you a product too expensive to use.
Biden said he'd offer a public option for health insurance. He didn't—leaving states on their own to fight some of the nation's largest, richest and most politically organized businesses.
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Over the summer, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule allowing health insurers to implement "accumulator adjustment programs," which allow insurers to effectively double charge customers for drugs.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country's top infectious diseases expert, told CBS News that people traveling for the holidays "are going to get us into even more trouble than we're in right now".
President Donald Trump has repeatedly accused Biden of embracing a single-payer system in which essential health care is covered for all Americans by only one public option.
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The Supreme Court is set to hear a challenge to the Affordable Care Act that could leave nearly 30 million Americans uninsured.
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The House Speaker said the president has only one goal for rushing Amy Coney Barrett onto the Supreme Court: to abolish the Affordable Care Act, starting with November 10 oral arguments over the health law.
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