Massachusetts is the only state in the nation that requires hospitals and other providers to furnish cost estimates to patients if they ask ahead of time. But that law works in practice far differently than it does in theory, according to Kaiser Health News.
Overcoming oppression has defined the history of the United States to some extent. The fights over slavery, civil rights and suffrage are just a few examples. But there is a curious retrograde movement of late to strip away rights granted years, if not decades ago. A large portion of it impacts healthcare and hospitals in particular. Read more. . .
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