medical bills

Surprise Medical Bills Are What Americans Fear Most In Paying For Health Care

A Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that 67 percent of people worry about unexpected medical bills, more than they dread insurance deductibles, prescription drug costs or paying for the basics in life.

Unexpected medical bills top the list of health care costs Americans are afraid they will not be able to afford, with four in 10 people saying they had received a surprisingly large invoice within the past year, according to a new poll.

Making Sense Out of Medicare Billed Charges Nearly Impossible

The author calls attention to these pricing distortions.

OPINION -- I am on Medicare and was having an elective colonoscopy soon. Always having an interest in the distorted pricing practices of providers, I asked several questions -- How much will you be billing me for this procedure? And, how much will Medicare be paying as full reimbursement?

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