End the surprise insurance gap

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October 21, 2019 10:12AM

The last

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June 20, 2019 12:36PM

Washington, D.C., is focusing like a laser on th

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October 29, 2018 9:50AM

Physicians for Fair Coverage writes that patients are not getting the coverage they are paying for.

 

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October 24, 2018 12:04PM

Throughout the summer, I saw tweet after tweet calling for an end to surprise medical bills, an issue that’s rising in public importance:

 

 

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October 16, 2018 9:24AM

With open enrollment for health insurance just around the corner, now is the time for patients to take a close look at their plans and really read the fine print. Unfortunately, this isn't as easy as it should be.

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September 27, 2018 10:13AM

Many patients find themselves with unexpected medical expenses after health plans deny reimbursement for emergency department services, according to Ed Gaines, JD, chief compliance officer in the emergency medicine d

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September 20, 2018 10:18AM

Glenn Melnick offered a one-sided view in “Blame Emergency Rooms for the Out-of-Control Cost of Health Care,” and a truly dangerous proposal.  While there is a growing funding crisis for emergency services, the under

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September 4, 2018 9:47AM

Access to care in Alaska is a fragile issue.

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August 28, 2018 11:28AM

The editorial “State must intervene for patients” (Aug. 14) gets the root cause of the issue right — health insurers have engaged in a troubling practice of narrowing their networks of covered physicians and specialists.

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August 13, 2018 11:28AM

Primary care physicians accept Affordable Care Act exchange plans more often than Medicaid, but not as much as employer-sponsored health insurance, according to a Health Affairs study.

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August 3, 2018 11:28AM

When it comes to health care in Alaska, it's safe to say we've come a long way in the past 15 years.

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July 24, 2018 11:28AM

A report by PFC shows that higher premiums and deductibles mean that patients, including in Oregon, are forgoing care.

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July 12, 2018 12:15PM

Patients face higher costs and increasingly narrow healthcare networks in ACA exchange markets, a new study reveals.

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July 12, 2018 12:08PM

Patients are at a higher risk of receiving surprise medical bills on Affordable Care Act exchanges, according to a new report.

The reason: More restrictive networks.

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July 12, 2018 11:08AM

A new Physicians for Fair Coverage report conducted by Avalere showed that Affordable Care Act plan members are paying more for health insurance as payers have increased premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket costs in recent years. 

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July 11, 2018 12:08PM

June 20, 2018 11:28AM

As emergency medicine doctors caring for patients in Alaska, we treat members of our community every day who are severely injured or ill and are fighting for their lives.

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May 8, 2018 9:56AM

Michele Kimball, President and CEO of Physicians for Fair Coverage writes a letter to the editor in response to a New York Times article, "A Financial Bill of Rights,” by Elisabeth Rosenthal about the growing problem of access to care, supporting

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March 28, 2018 3:09PM

Patients deserve access to the quality health care they need, but are often getting stuck with surprise medical bills instead.

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March 28, 2018 12:18PM

Frank McDonald’s letter to the editor urges state lawmakers to pass House Bill 314 to put an end to “surprise medical bills” in a fair, sustainable and comprehensive way.

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