Most research and media coverage focuses on how burdensome these bills are for the patients who receive them. As health economists and policy analysts, we think there is a broader impact of surprise billing that deserves to share the spotlight.
Citigroup C has agreed to pay $4.5 million in fine to a U.S. regulator for losing millions of audio files, including recordings it had subpoenaed, despite being warned of faults in its audio preservation system.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law in late August that included targeted protections to shield tenants from evictions due to COVID-19-related back rent. The law also protects property owners from foreclosure due to the economic impacts of COVID-19.