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J Health Polit Policy Law (2022) 47 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Jack Hoadley; Kevin Lucia Abstract The No Surprises Act, passed by Congress at the end of 2020, offers significant protections to most Americans with private health insurance. Insured Americans are vulnerable to receiving surprise medical bills when they receive services from out-of-network...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2011) 36 (3): 475.
Published: 01 June 2011
... costs substantially any time soon. As the essays in this section attest, this lack of cost control is surprising given the vast number of cost-containment provisions included in the bill. As a result, the final essays in this section focus on specific regulatory or cost-containment provisions, exploring...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2019) 44 (6): 937–954.
Published: 01 December 2019
... (Giovannelli, Lucia, and Corlette 2015 ). Some regulators, for example CMS, also require that insurers indicate whether providers are accepting new patients (Giovannelli, Lucia, and Corlette 2016 ). Some states have also moved to address the issue of surprise medical bills through restrictions on both...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1988) 13 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 February 1988
...Morris L. Barer This paper traces the development of British Columbia's controversial Bill 41, which empowers that province's Ministry of Health to restrict the issuance of billing numbers entitling physicians to seek payment from the provincial medical services plan. The bill and its predecessors...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1980) 4 (4): 691–702.
Published: 01 August 1980
... patients if the Attorney General’s opinion were now to be enforced. I was somewhat surprised at the consistency of the versions I was given of the passage of the Primary Care Act. More than anything, this con- vinced me that the bill had not been a source of heated controversy at the time...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2006) 31 (6): 1039–1045.
Published: 01 December 2006
... for community-rated premiums and open enrollment, broadening the risk pool as far as possible. The second conception defined fair prices and practices in terms of expected future costs — a sort of actuarial fairness. This definition legitimated medical underwriting and preexisting condition clauses...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2017) 42 (6): 1147–1151.
Published: 01 December 2017
... a brief advocacy for policy change, such as more vigorous antitrust enforcement against hospital mergers, negotiable prices for drugs, and malpractice reform. The appendix includes references to health shopping websites, a medical bill glossary, and a set of protest letter templates that can be used...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2015) 40 (1): 165–193.
Published: 01 February 2015
.... It is therefore somewhat surprising that a reform facing strong opposition from the medical profession was able to pass. Second, prior to the 2001 election, political competition in Thailand could be described as largely personalistic without an emphasis on party platforms or an expectation that political parties...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1978) 3 (1): 3–4.
Published: 01 February 1978
... ethics, for which the charge was $I ,500. This friend had always been highly strung and it was not surprising that he broke down and wept in the administration office when told that. though a pauper. he had received the best medical care in the world. The charge for use of the administration...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2013) 38 (1): 187–193.
Published: 01 February 2013
... hospital grilled her about her income and were very demeaning to her because she couldn’t pay the medical bills.” It was a lesson that influenced the remainder of his career. Quotations and some of the historical material in this article were taken from various published obituaries...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1983) 8 (1): 1–43.
Published: 01 February 1983
... striving to cut their own economic throats. Most obviously, they note that physician incomes and prices, and medical costs, are substantially higher in the U.S., where about a third of medical bills are paid out-of-pocket, than in Canada, where about 5 percent are. The argument that increasing...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1999) 24 (5): 1137–1144.
Published: 01 October 1999
... Foundation (KFF) and Harvard University School of Public Health. 1998 . Survey of Americans’ Views on the Consumer Protection Debate. Storrs, CT: Roper Center, 17 September. Public Policy and Education Fund of New York (PPEFNY). 1995 . The Managed Care Consumers’ Bill of Rights: A Health Policy Guide...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1991) 16 (2): 335–362.
Published: 01 April 1991
... in the inpatient and outpatient as well as the medical care equation suggests that interns and residents may provide routine follow-up visits in inpatient settings as well as providing outpatient services and thus reduce bill- ings by private physicians. Furthermore, since these physician costs are ab...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2011) 36 (3): 375–385.
Published: 01 June 2011
... process that so long ensnared them. Harry Truman and the Search for Social Insurance When Truman announced the Roosevelt plan, the American Medical Association (AMA) did something unprecedented. It hired a public rela- 1. Truman later called his failure to win national health insurance...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2020) 45 (5): 817–830.
Published: 01 October 2020
... it; “surprise bills” became a publicized problem; and a wide range of data showed substantial portions of voters with employer-sponsored insurance having trouble paying medical bills, foregoing care because of expense, or worried about being unable to pay for an emergency (Altman 2019a , 2019b , 2019c ; KFF...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1997) 22 (2): 557–593.
Published: 01 April 1997
... the “any willing provider” legislation now being considered in many states in response to aggressive lobbying by the medical profession. These laws could stop employers from having exclusive contracts. As one employer humor- ously put it, the “any billing provider” legislation could effectively pre...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1992) 17 (1): 25–33.
Published: 01 February 1992
... billing. As the authors note, assignment rates in the Medicare program stand at approxi- mately 80 percent now, having increased substantially during the 1980s. If patients were really insensitive to the prices charged by physicians, it would be surprising to find that so many physicians would...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1995) 20 (2): 495–501.
Published: 01 April 1995
... objectives: universal coverage and reductions in forecasted medical costs.) Of course, no one should be surprised that the debate over a major re- form of American medical care prompted ideological cant, name calling, and distortion of evidence. American politics is never tidy and the style...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1999) 24 (2): 357–382.
Published: 01 April 1999
... does this, contributions may be distributed differently based on these distinct types of issues. An example of a vote categorized as narrow is H. J. Res. 631. This bill would have barred the use of Federal Trade Commission funds to inves- tigate or make rules relating to the medical profession...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (1999) 24 (5): 1145–1157.
Published: 01 October 1999
... of their physicians. Increasingly, enrollees have only one option. Bovbjerg and Miller s Medical Injury and Managed Care 1147 Much popular sentiment and two potent interest groups thus support legislation to curb managed care (Marstellar and Bovbjerg 1999). Who is opposed? Mainly the bill payers...