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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 (2023) 48 (3): 405–434.
Published: 01 June 2023
... unexpected medical bills health care costs survey experiment When does the public demand government action in health care? In December 2020, President Trump signed into law a version of the No Surprises Act, a bipartisan law that seeks to protect patients from unexpected and often costly “surprise...
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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 (2023) 48 (5): 825–828.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Daniel Scott References Appelbaum Eileen . 2019 . “ The PR Campaign to Hide the Real Cause of those Sky-High Surprise Medical Bills .” Counterpunch , October 18 . https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/10/18/the-pr-campaign-to-hide-the-real-cause-of-those-sky-high-surprise-medical...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2023) 48 (6): 951–968.
Published: 01 December 2023
.../10.1080/03630242.2022.2083284 . Callaghan Timothy H. , Haeder Simon F. , and Sylvester Steven . 2021 . “ Past Experiences with Surprise Medical Bills Drive Issue Knowledge, Concern, and Attitudes toward Federal Policy Intervention .” Health Economics, Policy, and Law 17 , no. 3...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2023) 48 (1): 93–115.
Published: 01 February 2023
...-and-Reports/NationalHealthExpendData/NHE-Fact-Sheet . CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) . 2022 . “ No Surprises: Understand Your Rights against Surprise Medical Bills .” January 3 . https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/no-surprises-understand-your-rights-against-surprise-medical...
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J Health Polit Policy Law (2019) 44 (6): 937–954.
Published: 01 December 2019
... services (Haeder, Weimer, and Mukamel forthcoming ). In the current US combination of market and government insurance, narrower networks have helped consumers save on premiums. Unfortunately, the problems of access and surprise bills call for some regulation but the regulation of provider networks...
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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
... to health shopping websites, a medical bill glossary, and a set of protest letter templates that can be used to dispute bills that appear incorrect or just outrageous. Will consumer activism, price transparency, and letters to your congressional representative achieve the systematic change...
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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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (2011) 36 (3): 375–385.
Published: 01 June 2011
.... . 2010 . Democrats Ask, Can Health Care Bill Be Saved? New York Times , February 5 . Skidmore M. J. 1970 . Medicare and the American Rhetoric of Reconciliation . Tuscaloosa, AL : University of Alabama Press . Truman H. S. 1955 . Memoirs . Vol. 1 , Year of Decisions...
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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 (2020) 45 (5): 817–830.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Costs as Much as a New Car .” Axios , August 23 . www.axios.com/health-care-costs-insurance-premiums-deductibles-car-580fa6c8-0dd2-427b-8dda-c898d568e51e.html . Altman Drew . 2019c . “ Surprise Bills Often Hit in Emergencies .” Axios , December 9 . www.axios.com/surprise-hospital...
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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...