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Hope You're Sitting Down: Hospital Charges $4.7K for Fainting Spell

Modest Premium Hikes as Obamacare Stabilizes

By Phil Galewitz |
Matt Gleason had skipped getting a flu shot for more than a decade. This year, he decided to get one, but after a fainting spell and a 911 call from his colleagues, the bill came i...

Confusing and High Bills Add to Anxiety and Suffering for Cancer Patients

Confusing and High Bills Add to Anxiety and Suffering for Cancer Patients

By Mary Politi, Washington University in St Louis | Feb 13
A personal account of how medical bills can amplify the struggle families face during a critical illness.

Transparent Hospital Pricing Reveals Wild Fluctuation

Transparent Hospital Pricing Reveals Wild Fluctuation

By Harriet Blair Rowan | Feb 7
The federal government's new rule requiring hospitals to post prices for their services is intended to allow patients to shop around and compare prices, a step toward price transparency that has generated praise and skepticism.

Hope You're Sitting Down: Hospital Charges $4.7K for Fainting Spell

Hope You're Sitting Down: Hospital Charges $4.7K for Fainting Spell

By Phil Galewitz | Jan 29
Matt Gleason had skipped getting a flu shot for more than a decade. This year, he decided to get one, but after a fainting spell and a 911 call from his colleagues, the bill came in at nearly $4,700.

Rural People with Disabilities Still Struggling to Recover From the Recession

Rural People with Disabilities Still Struggling to Recover From the Recession

By Lillie Greiman, The University of Montana | Jan 28
After the devastating losses of the Great Recession, the U.S. has enjoyed one of the longest expansions in its recorded history. For nearly 100 straight months, the U.S. economy has added jobs.

Patients Turn to GoFundMe When Money and Hope Run Out

Patients Turn to GoFundMe When Money and Hope Run Out

By Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio | Jan 22
GoFundMe, the largest online, crowdsourced fundraising platform, says contributors have raised more than $5 billion, all told, from 50 million donations in the eight years it has been in business.