Tag: Out-Of-Pocket Costs

Basic Services, Emergency Services, Health & Insurance, Social Services

Surprise! Congress Takes Steps to Curb Unexpected Medical Bills

December 22, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

Most Americans tell pollsters they’re worried about being able to afford an unexpected medical bill. Late Monday, Congress passed a bill to allay some of those fears. The measure is included in a nearly 5,600-page package providing coronavirus economic relief […]

Health & Insurance, Social Services

Promises Kept? On Health Care, Trump’s Claims of ‘Monumental Steps’ Don’t Add Up

September 28, 2020

Via: Kaiser Health News

When it comes to health care, President Donald Trump has promised far more than he has delivered. But that doesn’t mean his administration has had no impact on health issues — including the operation of the Affordable Care Act, prescription […]

Health & Insurance, Social Security, Social Services

Social Security Giveth, Medical Costs Taketh Away

October 13, 2017

Via: Kaiser Health News

Retirees spent on average more than a third of their Social Security benefits on out-of-pocket medical costs in 2014, according to a recent study. Even after factoring in other sources of income, medical spending still took a substantial 18 percent […]