health care costs

The Air Ambulance Billed More Than His Surgeon Did For A Lung Transplant

Before his double lung transplant, Tom Saputo thought he had anticipated every possible outcome.

But after the surgery, he wasn’t prepared for the price of the 27-mile air ambulance flight to UCLA Medical Center — which cost more than the lifesaving operation itself.

Legislative Task Force Tackles Rising Medical Costs

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The bipartisan group, which includes officials from the Oregon Health Authority, providers and insurers, have come with a proposal that could be a framework for a bill in 2019.

A legislative task force has taken a crack at attacking rising health care costs. 

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