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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.

Clinton says Sanders health plan is 'promise that cannot be kept'

By Shannon Muchmore  |  February 11, 2016

In a Democratic primary debate Thursday night, Hillary Clinton said the numbers in Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' single-payer healthcare plan don't add up and reiterated her call for Democrats to rally around protecting and improving the Affordable Care Act.

Carolinas HealthCare names Woods CEO

By Michael Sandler  |  February 11, 2016
Carolinas HealthCare names Woods CEO

Carolinas HealthCare has named Eugene Woods president and CEO of the 39-hospital, not-for-profit health system, effective April 28. He will take the reins of the system from Michael Tarwater, who is retiring after serving as CEO since 2002.


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.


Insurance

Northwell Health-backed insurer sees huge enrollment spike

The health plan, a subsidiary of Northwell Health, signed up 91,193 members. Last year, it had 26,567 members. Much of that bump was likely the result of the demise of startup insurer Health Republic, which left 200,000 members without coverage when regulators shut it down.

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