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Blog: Surprise medical bills attract attention of Obama administration
Modern Healthcare

Over the past couple years, it’s become clear that even if you have health insurance in the U.S., you’re still susceptible to receive pricey medical bills—many of which can be a complete surprise. The stories have been everywhere. Elisabeth Rosenthal’s series in the New York Times spotlighted many of them, such as an insured patient who was saddled with a $117,000 hospital bill from an unknown, out-of-network assistant surgeon. Surprise bills have even popped up in less obvious places, like urgent-care clinics.