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Having cancer is bad enough, and dealing with the costs and confusion of billing systems makes things harder. KieferPix/

Confusing and high bills for cancer patients add to anxiety and suffering

A cancer diagnosis is one of the scariest of all. The pain and fear are worsened by a confusing landscape of bills, opaque billing systems and changing insurance rules, rates and reimbursements.
Pres. Trump shows off an executive order he signed Oct. 12, 2017 to undo parts of the Affordable Care Act. AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Will Obamacare marketplaces suffer as open enrollment begins?

Frustrated with Congress for its failure to replace Obamacare, President Trump took matters into his own hands and issued an executive order to nix parts of it. How his order will play out is unknown.
The freeze on GP rebates from 2014 to 2020 will mean many GPs will have to make up the cost from patients. from

If GPs pass on cost from rebate freeze, poorer, sicker patients will be hardest hit

The Medicare rebate indexation freeze will hit hardest for people with the poorest health, greatest need for primary healthcare and least capacity to afford increases in the cost of visiting a GP.

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