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Sustained coverage on surprise bills fueled public outrage and legislation. But the resulting regulations are far from perfect.
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While hospitals often deflect blame to other sectors of health care, there’s no question they play an outsized role in rising costs.
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“Medical loss ratios have dropped like a rock,” one former insurance executive said. But will that translate into any savings for Americans?
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When older workers like Jan lose their jobs, they often lose health insurance as well, forcing many to drain their modest savings to extend their coverage.
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How unaffordable must health care become before the country's political stalemate lets through some legislative solutions?
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Health reporters from Politico and The Washington Post joined Urban's Linda Blumberg for a fresh look at the candidates' plans for health reform— and the very real challenges they'd face.
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Having health insurance is no guarantee American families won't suddenly find themselves financially underwater, as reporter Jacob Margolis recently discovered.
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The legislative fight in Ohio that tanked several health care bills is a dark sign of the much fiercer fight to come in Congress over surprise bills and patient protections.
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A new study in Health Affairs finds that more than 70% of children on public coverage have a parent employed by a large firm.
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Stories of absurd bills have been great for boosting awareness, but the next batch needs to take a harder look at the politics halting change, writes Trudy Lieberman.

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