Blog Posts By:

Patricia Kelmar,
Director, Health Care Campaigns

The No Surprises Act establishes arbitration to settle payment disputes. Regulators must design the dispute resolution system well so it won't add costs to the system.

How in-network childbirth still exposes new families to out-of-network bills


New consumer tool helps families searching for quality facilities

How the pandemic has worsened the medical debt crisis

How drug companies keep prices high through tricky marketing and sales tactics

Patients can be asked to consent to out-of-network care from certain providers under the No Surprises Act. That could be an expensive decision.

How one person "shopped around" for surgery in Boston using the new hospital price tools required by the federal government. 

 Some people ‘subscribe’ to ambulances, but the subscription may not be worth it

Some consumers continue to be billed for COVID tests and vaccines. So let's get the story straight here.