• Surprise Medical Bills Loom for Millions of Americans in 2019

    5 days ago - By Fortune

    A flood of surprise hospital bills could start arriving in U.S. mailboxes as early as January unless two giant for-profit health care companies resolve a dispute over whether thousands of doctors remain in patients' insurance networks.
    America's biggest health insurer, UnitedHealthcare, is pitted against one of the country's largest employers of doctors, Envision Healthcare, in a massive contract fight over prices that Envision's 25,000 emergency doctors, anesthesiologists and other hospital-based clinicians charge.
    A contract impasse would mean that UnitedHealthcare's 27 million privately...
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