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EIGHT REASONS WHY OUR HEALTHCARE COSTS ARE SO HIGH

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Brill, Steven, “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us,” Time Magazine, April 4, 2013.          http://time.com/198/bitter-pill-why-medical-bills-are-killing-us/

Sun, Lena, “Under Scrutiny for Big Price Hikes, Hospitals Kept Boosting Patients’ Costs,” Washington Post, October 23, 2016.  

Frakt, Austin, “Hospitals Are Wrong About Shifting Costs to Private Insurers,” New York Times. March 23, 2015.                                                                                                                               http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/24/upshot/why-hospitals-are-wrong-about-shifting-costs-to-private-insurers.html?ref=topics&abt=0002&abg=1&_r=1

Potter, Wendell, “The enduring myth of cost shifting.  Commentary: don’t believe insurers’ line that federal cuts are boosting our costs.”  The Center for Public Integrity.  April 6, 2015. https://www.publicintegrity.org/2015/03/30/17009/enduring-myth-cost-shifting

“Medical Billing,” Healthcare News & Insights.  Accessed 10/16.                     http://www.healthcarebusinesstech.com/medical-billing/

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HAVE YOU EVER BEEN BILLED $1,200 FOR DESSERT?

Murphy, Brooke, “20 Things to Know About Balance Billing,” Becker’s Hospital Review, February 17, 2016.  http:/ www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/20-things-to-know-about-balance-billing.html

Pollitz, Karen, “Surprise Medical Bills,” The Henry J Kaiser Foundation, March 17, 2016.              http://kff.org/private-insurance/issue-brief/surprise-medical-bills/

 

YOU ARE OVERPAYING FOR HEALTHCARE … And Four Reasons Why You are Being Overbilled

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YOU JUST PAID $45,000 FOR A CO-WORKERS MINOR PROCEDURE

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Criscione, Wilson, "Doctors and patients are teaming up to reduce unnecessary treatments — and to improve outcomes", Inlander, November 29, 2016.  http://www.inlander.com/spokane/choose-wisely/Content?oid=2955170

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Dave Barkholz, "Data suggest New York hospital prices depend on leverage, not quality", Modern Healthcare, December 19, 2016.  http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20161219/NEWS/161219910?cachebust=NFIM