The following articles are from the New York Times:
- Mystery Solved: Private-Equity-Backed Firms Are Behind Ad Blitz on ‘Surprise Billing’ – Two doctor-staffing companies are pushing back against legislation that could hit their bottom lines. By Margot Sanger-Katz, Julie Creswell and Reed Abelson Published Sept. 13, 2019 Updated Sept. 16, 2019
Politicians Tackle Surprise Bills, but Not the Biggest Source of Them: Ambulances – A legislative push in Congress and states to end unexpected medical bills has omitted the ambulance industry. By Sarah Kliff and Margot Sanger-Katz July 22, 2019
- Surprise Medical Bills Give Both Parties an Unexpected Opportunity to Agree – A broad campaign against costs is also expected to include an executive order mandating disclosure of health care prices. By Margot Sanger-Katz. May 24, 2019.
Taking Surprise Medical Bills to Court – Some legal experts say contract law could provide consumers another avenue to challenge unexpected hospital bills. By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News, Dec. 18, 2018
- In California, a ‘Surprise’ Billing Law Is Protecting Patients and Angering Doctors – The state’s closely watched law is similar to an approach Congress is considering nationally. By Sarah Kliff and Margot Sanger-Katz, Sept. 26, 2019.
- Nine Rights Every Patient Should Demand – We need a Financial Bill of Rights to protect consumers of health care from unfair charges. By Elisabeth Rosenthal, April 27, 2018.
Families Fight Back Against Surprise Air Ambulance Bills – When a seriously ill child needs air transport, parents don’t hesitate to take the flight. Then comes a bill, sometimes upward of $50,000. By Christina Caron, Sept. 4, 2019.
- Have You Taken an Ambulance in the Last 5 Years? Share Your Experience – An investigative reporter who covers health policy would like to hear about the medical care and bills you received. By Sarah Kliff, Aug. 7, 2019.