Ban on surprise medical bills starts this week

Source: Margot Sanger-Katz, N.Y..Times (Paid Registration)

If you are having a medical emergency and go to an urgent care center or emergency room, you can’t be charged more than the cost sharing you are accustomed to for in-network services. This is where the law’s protections are the simplest and the most clear for people with health insurance.  You will still be responsible for things like a deductible or a co-payment.

The new law does not prevent ambulance companies from billing you directly for their services if they travel on roads. It does offer protections against surprise bills from air ambulances.

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