Tuesday, September 17, 2019

17 Sep 2019 21:39:56 Z

Barbara Van Rooyan lost her son to the drug 15 years ago and has fought ceaselessly since then to hold Purdue Pharma accountable for its role in the opioid crisis.

17 Sep 2019 21:39:56 Z

State regulators and even one medevac company have raised doubts about prepaid subscriptions and promised benefits offered by air ambulance companies.

17 Sep 2019 21:39:56 Z

But critics say the new policy still leaves some patients exposed to lawsuits and crippling bills.

17 Sep 2019 21:39:56 Z

KHN reported this week that the University of Virginia Health System has filed 36,000 lawsuits against patients the past six years.

17 Sep 2019 21:39:56 Z

In the first six months of this year, pharmaceutical firms and their trade groups donated almost $4 million to the campaigns of a variety of senators and House members.

17 Sep 2019 21:39:56 Z

As lobbyists purporting to represent doctors and hospitals fight attempts to control surprise medical bills, it has become increasingly clear that the force behind the effort is not just medical professionals, but also investors from private equity firms.

17 Sep 2019 21:39:56 Z

A Kaiser Health News investigation, which first appeared in The Washington Post, showed that the University of Virginia Health System has sued patients 36,000 times for more than $106 million.

17 Sep 2019 21:39:56 Z

Over six years, the state institution filed 36,000 lawsuits against patients seeking a total of more than $106 million in unpaid bills, a KHN analysis finds.

17 Sep 2019 21:39:56 Z

A long-awaited class-action lawsuit against Sutter is set to open this month in San Francisco Superior Court. The hospital giant stands accused of violating California’s antitrust laws by leveraging its market power to drive out competition and overcharge patients.

17 Sep 2019 21:39:56 Z

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health care policy stories each week, so you don't have to.

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