Archive for May 8th, 2013

U.S. Hospitals Quietly Deport Hundreds Of Illegal Aliens

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

medicalrepatriation

“Medical repatriation” allows hospitals to put patients on chartered international flights, often while they are still unconscious. Hospitals typically pay for the flights.

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Most Favored Nation Clause Under Attack, Again

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

mooresevilleThe lawsuit, filed by businesses and residents of  Mooresville, was the first of more than 20 class actions making similar  allegations against Blue Cross plans nationwide.  Those cases have recently  been consolidated before a federal judge in Alabama, which means that the  litigation’s outcome likely would affect companies and policyholders  nationwide.

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One Hospital Charges $8,000 – Another $38,000

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

hospital-bill

For the first time, the federal government will release the prices that hospitals charge for the 100 most common inpatient procedures. Until now, these charges have been closely held by facilities that see a competitive advantage in shielding their fees from competitors.

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