Today’s paper has an above the fold front page story that is not on Pilotonline. I believe it is WAPO. Get it on ePilot I suppose.
Reading the entire article we find such “wonderful, heartwarming” stories. Billing emergency intestinal surgery for double the amount paid be insurance because the woman’s insurance had lapsed through a clerical error. $2000.00 for a $20.00 feeding tube.
The medical center declared $322 million in financial assistance in 2018. Turns out it was $4.3 million since the figure was based on the phony, full, uninsured “retail” prices and did not include all the state and federal monies that covered most of it.
The people featured were middle class with jobs and some assets such as homes. But they had either out of network or “bridge” coverage that was totally inadequate. And they were losing homes and declaring bankruptcy.
Turns out also that UVA Medical is one of the worst in the nation when it comes to “honoring” their tax exempt status. The staggering number of lawsuits by UVA is startling.
Time for Trump to roll out his promised “beautiful” plan.
More and more people have lost health insurance since fines and insurance company subsidy losses became the hallmark of
And the GOP is wondering why Medicare for all might gain traction.