How prepared is the US to respond to COVID-19 relative to other countries?
The ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic has already overwhelmed the health systems of several countries and is projected to overburden the health system in the United States. A surge in patients with the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) would challenge the ability of the U.S. healthcare system to treat all patients, including those in need of care […]

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An examination of surprise medical bills and proposals to protect consumers from them

An examination of surprise medical bills and proposals to protect consumers from them

The term “surprise medical bill” describes charges arising when an insured person inadvertently receives care from an out-of-network provider. Surprise medical bills can arise in an emergency when the patient has no ability to select the emergency room, treating physicians, …