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Consumers Not Satisfied With Health Insurers

Americans don’t have much love for their health insurance companies, according to data released by the American Customer Satisfaction Index. Among all industries in the finance and insurance category, health insurers ranked the lowest in customer satisfaction, scoring a 73 out of 100. By comparison, banks scored an 81, property …

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Two More Organizations Partner With RIP Medical Debt

RIP Medical Debt has a couple of new benefactors. The New York Health Campaign and a television station in Memphis, Tenn., have raised money that they donated to the organization, which it used to buy and forgive nearly $3 million in medical debt. The New York Health Campaign purchased $1.5 …

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Payment Models Helping Retailers Succeed in Healthcare

A growing number of retailers are offering healthcare services, from flu shots to having stitches removed. The products and services offered by those health retailers, such as pharmacies or department stores, are having an impact on how consumers approach their medical issues. And one option that many consumers are in …

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Pennsylvanians Struggling to Pay Healthcare Bills: Survey

Nearly half of Pennsylvanians have experienced healthcare affordability issues in the past year and one-third of those who participated in a survey have struggled to pay healthcare bills, according to a report from the Altarum Institute. Getting past the present and looking ahead to the future, four-fifths of those who …

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Expanding the Conversation About Ending Balance Billing

How to do away with those nasty surprise medical bills that a patient receives when he or she is discharged from the hospital — a sticker shock known as balance billing — continues to dominate the healthcare news cycle, as more solutions are offered. Balance billing occurs when a hospital …

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More Families Turning to Religion to Help With Healthcare Costs

An interesting trend is developing across the country where families are eschewing health insurance and instead joining what are called health care sharing ministries, where people join together to pay for each other’s medical care. Frustrated over the growing cost of health insurance, more families appear to be signing up …

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