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Ideas To Curb Surprise Medical Bills has Bipartisan Push

Surrounded by patients who told horror stories of being stuck with hefty bills, President Donald Trump recently waded into a widespread health care problem for which almost everyone is at risk: surprise medical billing.

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Sarah Witter fractured two bones in her lower left leg while skiing in Vermont last February. She ended up having two operations, totaling nearly $100,000 — the second to replace a plate that broke after the first surgery, through no fault of Witter’s. (Matt Baldelli for KHN)

After Her Skiing Accident, An Uphill Battle Over Snowballing Bills

Sarah Witter couldn’t get a break even though her leg had gotten several.

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Check Your Medical Records For Dangerous Errors

When Liz Tidyman’s elderly parents moved across the country to be closer to their children and grandchildren years ago, they carried their medical records with them in a couple of brown cardboard folders tied with string.

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Patients Have Trouble Getting Own Medical Records

Federal law guarantees that people have a right to see and obtain a copy of their medical records.

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US Senator Bill Cassidy, Republican of Louisiana, testifies during a US Senate Committee on Finance hearing on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal on reforming health care on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 25, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Senators Unveil Legislation To Protect Patients Against Surprise Medical Bills

With frustration growing among Americans who are being charged exorbitant prices for medical treatment, a bipartisan group of senators Tuesday unveiled a plan to protect patients from surprise bills and high charges from hospitals or doctors who are not in their insurance networks.

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How To Get Better Care From Your Doctor

Have you ever wanted to ask your doctor a question but didn’t because you felt uncomfortable?

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