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InstaMed’s 12th Annual Trends in Healthcare Payments Report Reveals 87% of Consumers Were Surprised by a Medical Bill in 2021

Trends in Healthcare Payments Twelfth Annual Report 2021

Uninsured patients drown in medical bills from private doctors

Earlier this year, Congress passed the No Surprises Act, a law that caps big bills from private medical companies and independent physicians. Yet, uninsured patients are still being blind-sided by tens of thousands of dollars in bills.

Reset examines how that issue plays out in Chicago.

GUESTS: Kristen Schorsch, WBEZ public health and politics reporter

Carrie Chapman, senior director of policy and advocacy at the Legal Council for Health Justice in Chicago

Edith Avila Olea, policy manager with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

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