Press "Enter" to skip to content

Survey Finds Surprise Medical Bills Ranks Second-Highest Financial Worry Among Public

Share this:

Unexpected medical bills are the American public’s second-highest financial worry, trailing gas prices, according to a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation, writes Healthcare Dive.

The survey found that despite 58% of the public saying they’re worried about being able to afford surprise bills, the majority of people with private insurance — 56% — said they knew nothing about the federal law that took effect in January that prohibits patients being charged when they unknowingly receive out-of-network care. Just 22% said they knew “a little” about the law, while 18% know “some” and 3% know “a lot.”

Read more:

Share this: