New York Fighting Over Medical Billing

Surprise medical bills have long been a battleground issue for Andrew Cuomo, both before and after he became governor. This year’s budget includes consumer protections against surprise bills from out-of-network providers. The new law takes effect in April. But four months before implementation, the law still is a work in progress. Two of the health […]

Tips You Should Know to Avoid Hefty Medical Bills

Jeffrey Craig Hopper is a probate attorney and Little League coach in Austin, Texas, so he knows all about following the rules. Still, accidents happen. Last June on the Little League field, an errant baseball smashed into his face. His wife, Jennifer, remembers rushing to the field. “His eye was swollen shut enough that we […]

The Obama Adminstration Setting Standards for Health Plan Networks

The Obama administration and state insurance regulators are developing stricter standards to address the concerns of consumers who say that many health plans under the Affordable Care Act have unduly limited their choices of doctors and hospitals (mostly individual, not group plans), leaving them with unexpected medical bills. Carriers are looking to further stratify their […]