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Doctors Lament Being Forced Into Debt Collections

Doctors are “fed up” with being turned into debt collectors, blares a headline on Bloomberg. Now, instead of getting paid by insurance companies on a predictable schedule, health-care providers have to engage in an awkward dance. One moment they’re removing a pre-cancerous skin mole. The next, they’re haranguing patients to …

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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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