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  • s  calling for the spending of cash
    his out-of-pocket costs were $10

  • According to data released this week tracking Americans' out-of-pocket spending on health care, each year we fork out some $33.
  • That's because the out-of-pocket costs for diseases that may be avoidable through diet and exercise can be staggering.
  • In a complex private insurance system with varying co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles, annual out-of-pocket expenses and volumes of small print, this is no small feat.
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  • Federal Panel: Hospitals Charging More Than Doctors Offices For Medicare Services
    In an eye-popping but little-discussed 300-page report , a federal advisory panel says the nation's hospitals are repeatedly charging Medicare beneficiaries more than doctors offices for the same services, and are inflating out-of-pocket expenses. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission points to the increasing trend of hospitals buying out physician practices and driving up costs.… [ Read more ...
    June 16, 2013 - Boise Weekly
  • Federal rule allows higher out-of-pocket spending for one year
    Starting next year, the Affordable Care Act sets maximum limits on how much consumers can be required to pay out-of-pocket annually for their medical care. But some people with high drug costs may find the limits don't protect them yet.
    June 11, 2013 - Herald & Review

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