STOP KY Balance Billing for ER

STOP KY Balance Billing for ER

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Christina Lee started this petition to STOP Insurance Balance Billing for ER and

When you go to an in-network emergency room for an emergency in Kentucky, the doctor, and other staff that performs any medical care can balance bill you if they are not in-network with your insurance, even if the hospital is in-network. Leaving you with thousands in Bill's even though you went to an in-network hospital.

The providers at hospitals should be required to be in-network with the hospitals in-network plans or be required to write off the difference in payment from the insurance companies. With the current laws, why would they be in-network with any insurance, when they are balance billing the patients for the difference. They are getting paid either way. The patient gets blind side by a huge bill and they get put in a huge financial crisis.

We recently had 2 emergencies back to back, our insurance states we have a $150 ER copay. We went to an in-network hospital, only to get several large Bill's a few weeks later. The insurance stated that even though the hospital was in-network, the providers were not and they were allowed in Kentucky to balance bill us. Leaving us in a financial situation owing thousands.

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