Cost of Care

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Some doctors agree to keep insurance rates “confidential”, so who can tell you your...

It’s a simple question. “What is this going to cost?” But a WINK News experiment found it’s really difficult to get the answer by calling a...
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Hospitals sue to block price-transparency rule

Figuring outpatient out of pocket cost upfront for medical care can be an exhausting exercise, that the Trump administration hopes to streamline. But hospitals are...
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Palm Beach county mom has baby without insurance to save money

Christina Nicholson got an unexpected blessing last year. Her family of four was about to become a family of five. The news of the new...
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Women with insurance pay an average of $4,500 out of pocket to give birth

The cost for women in the United States to have a baby is now equivalent to more than one month’s salary, according to a...
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Insurance claim backlog jeopardized treatment for child with Down syndrome

The Leones are a picture of an all-American family. Dad is a firefighter and mom stays at home with their two children. But on top...
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Health insurance costs will rise in 2020

Employers will pay more in 2020 to keep their employees insured. "We are seeing average premium increases in the 5% to 10% range for 2020...
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Half day at hospital doubles new mom’s bill for baby

Jordan Paul had one of the best surprises of her life last summer, waiting throughout her pregnancy to find out the gender of her...
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High deductible insurance plan leads to a $2,200 bill for a finger infection

Deb Milostan is a part-time Bonita Springs resident who was fortunate enough to retire early. Since she was too young for medicare, which is...
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They survive cancer. But will they overcome their medical bills?

A 30-year-old Lee County woman has her whole life ahead of her, but the weight of the world is on her shoulders. Corrine Tempera...
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Tom’s hospital bill is $250,000. But he needs to pay $160,000. Is that a...

Hospital bills are hard enough to pay. Understanding what you are paying for is just as tricky. If you have ever been in the hospital,...

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