Posts by Edward Nielsen

Dueling surprise bill measures were introduced on Capitol Hill. Here’s where they differ

The House of Representatives and the Senate have unveiled dueling legislation aimed at surprise billing, and the two are split on one key element: arbitration. The House bill (PDF), which was introduced earlier this week by Reps. Frank Pallone, D-New Jersey and Greg Walden, R-Oregon, would require insurers to cover out-of-network emergency care at in-network rates…

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CDC: 18.2M fewer uninsured Americans last year than in 2010

About 9.4% of the U.S. population was uninsured in 2018, according to early data from the National Center for Health Statistics’ (NCHS) annual health insurance coverage survey. The report, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found that 30.4 million people were uninsured in 2018. While that number is not significantly different from…

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The CBO analyzed what it would take to shift to a single-payer system. Here are 5 takeaways

As chatter about “Medicare-for-All” ideas heats up—at least among the field of Democratic presidential hopefuls—the Congressional Budget Office decided to offer its own take. Well, sort of. READ MORE HERE Wednesday, the CBO issued a report that dove into the key considerations policymakers might want to think about before they overhaul the U.S. healthcare into…

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