Balance billing is one of healthcare’s hidden evils

By Deb Dorsett Hanson

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As millions of people shop for health insurance plans during this open enrollment period, one of the key points most people look for is out-of-pocket maximum costs (also called out-of-pocket limits). These are costs you have to pay that are not reimbursed by health insurance companies. On almost every plan summary listed on Healthcare.gov there is a statement that reads, “ the out-of-pocket limit is the most you could pay in a year for covered services.” So, you would think that your out-of-pocket maximums would be the maximum…

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