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State law to ease medical insurance surprises

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Starting next year, patients in New York will be protected from the surprise out-of-network medical bills that have pushed some toward personal bankruptcy. The measure signed into law this week is scheduled to take effect April 1, 2015. It was proposed by the Cuomo administration, approved by the Legislature with some revisions and backed by consumer groups. It will require doctors and hospitals to more clearly notify patients about who is in their insurance networks ...


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