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Blog: Surprise medical bills attract attention of Obama administration

Blog: Surprise medical bills attract attention of Obama administration

It's become clear that even if you have health insurance in the U.S., you're still susceptible to receiving pricey medical bills—many of which can be a complete surprise. The federal government wants that to end.

Florida agency reprimands hospital that ejected patient who later died

By Lisa Schencker  |  February 12, 2016

Elizabeth Dudek, secretary of Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration, called the deficiencies at Calhoun Liberty Hospital “so egregious” that the Blountstown hospital will be fined and required to submit a plan of correction by Feb. 19.


Research

Healthcare share of GDP by country, 2016

Healthcare share of GDP by country, 2016

A one page list of 21 OECD nations with universal coverage, ranked by percentage change of healthcare GDP from 2000 and 2013. Source: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Published: Feb. 8, 2016, p. 34.


Finance

LifePoint's acquisitions boost revenue

A series of 2016 hospital acquisitions by LifePoint Health is expected to add $1.25 billion of revenue this year to the company, but be slightly dilutive to earnings until those hospitals are fully absorbed within the year, the company said in an earnings release Friday.

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