“You only think you’re covered”

Written by: Haley Sweetland Edwards

Published online on March 3, 2016 at TIME.com an in the March 14th issue of TIME magazine

This is a comprehensive piece on surprise medical bills that profiles several Georgia consumers and gives a good national perspective on the issue.  It also contains this quote from our Health Access Program Director:

“In most states, hospitals are not legally required to tell patients if the medical staff with whom they contract are in network, and patients themselves often don’t know which specialists will be involved in their care, says Beth Stephens, a health-access-program director at Georgia Watch, a nonprofit advocacy group.  As a result, she explains, even the savviest and best-informed patients can be ambushed by surprise bills.”

You can find a link to the article (behind a paywall) here.