Cost of Care Concerns

Plagued by drug shortages? There’s an online tool for that

Gasoline and toilet paper aren't the only things that have been in short supply this year ... Prescription drug shortages continue to plague people who...
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How asking a question can turn into an unexpected doctor’s bill

Insurance companies cover preventative care as an incentive for you to stay on top of your health; however, there is fine print for these...
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Medicare and patient overbilled for bone density shot

Karen Lawson was surprised when her doctor's office told her she had a $500 charge for her bi-annual bone density shot. Lawson spent her...
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Billed for COVID-19 vaccine? Advocates say you should fight it

Susan Leslie was elated to get the COVID vaccine weeks before she expected. She got her first dose in mid-January through a major hospital...
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The sickening reality of Florida’s medical malpractice laws

It was his fifth marriage and her second, but they were together for more than 20 years. Karen Ballard gets emotional just saying her...
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Cost of Care: COVID-19 bills for uninsured patients could be catastrophic

Doctors in an Orlando area hospital saved Kevin Rathel's life in April. After three weeks in the hospital and some time on the ventilator, he...
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How a trip to the doctor can cost 3 times more than you expect

When Jan Trefzer went to a doctor for back pain, she expected to pay $45—her insurance copay for specialist care. But Lee Health billed her...
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Bye-bye health insurance: How direct primary care can save you money

Dr. Rebekah Bernard isn't just a primary care doctor, she's an entrepreneur. Fed up with the healthcare system, she opened her own direct primary 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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