5.1-12.1 Million People Would Be Better Off With a Public Option – Would They?

RAND Corporation recently published a research brief modeling the impact of a public option for health insurance. Here are some key findings from the report: Unsubsidized individual enrollment fell from 6.3 million in 2016 to 3.8 million in 2018. •   Across 4 public option scenarios, 5.1-12.1 million people would be better off. •   An estimated 2.2 to 6.8 million people... Read More

Surprise Billing Legislation Still Harms the Consumer

Two major pieces of surprise-billing legislation were marked up in their respective House committees : HR 5826 (Consumer Protections Against Surprise Medical Bills Act) and HR 5800 (Ban Surprise Billing Act). Both of which utilize arbitration. There is no reason for this surprise billing legislation!  It's quite simple: hospitals have outsourced their emergency departments (ED)... Read More