New Bill Would Hand a Quarter Billion Dollars to Drug Makers
A new bill in the North Carolina General Assembly ironically titled “Reduce Barriers to Improve NC Health & Safety” would mean a reduction in checks on drug safety, a massive payday for pharmaceutical companies and rising premiums for insured North Carolinians if passed.
H562 Could Cost North Carolina $2.2 Billion
There are a lot of things that are responsible for rising healthcare costs and we all know the major offenders include the drug companies and hospitals. Well, if House Bill 562 passes, you can add the state government to that list of the worst offenders. The short title of this bill is “Health Care Reimbursement Contracts/AOBs.”
New Survey Finds Americans Borrowed $88 Billion to Bankroll Healthcare Costs
In response to spiraling healthcare costs that continue to climb beyond what many can afford, Americans everywhere have no other choice but to grasp at alternative methods.
Did Purdue Pharma Kill 671 Massachusetts Residents? Attorney General Maura Healy Says Yes.
More than 11,000 people died from an opioid overdose in the state of Massachusetts over the last decade, and the state’s Attorney General wants to hold someone accountable. That someone is Purdue Pharma and an assortment of its most senior-ranking officials.
Lyft Picks Up Momentum in Curbing Healthcare Transportation Barriers
In a world where our roads seem more clogged than ever, it’s shocking to think that a lack of transportation can still provide a significant barrier in receiving life-sustaining goods or services. For some people, the hitch is the simple lack of a car. For others, distance is a factor. And then there’s always the costs associated with both public and private transit.
Collections Agencies Now Slapping Liens on Patients’ Homes After Unpaid Surprise Bills
It’s a sad story that we’ve unfortunately heard more times of late than we’d care to admit: the tragic tale of the consumer who did everything right only to fall victim to everything that’s wrong about the current healthcare system. We’re talking about the practice of surprise billing, also known as balance billing, and it’s starting to affect much more than just the health of Americans.