The healthcare vertical is the first of five paid verticals to be part of The Hill Extra, The Hill’s collection of paid service offerings announced in May.
The service offers insider information for an audience of congressional lawmakers, executive branch officials, advocacy groups and thought leaders who “have a need to know the most sophisticated information” about Washington D.C. policy-making, chairman and CEO James Finkelstein told Publishers Daily at the time.
The digital-only content of The Hill Extra is behind a pay wall, available exclusively to subscribers.
The Hill Extra: Healthcare subscription covers “legislation and executive moves, plus daily morning emails, breaking news alerts and updated access to an exclusive directory of key Washington resources,” per a statement.
Finkelstein stated there will be a “continued expansion of our suite of services in the coming months.”
Meghan Milkowski, president of The Hill Extra, will oversee the vertical and any additional verticals slated to launch in the near future.
In May, Finkelstein explained that “smart” publishers often have “a paid element and an advertising element.” While The Hill serves as the advertising element, Finklestein said he wanted to introduce a paid element to the brand.
I tried to reach Senator Sherrod Brown,because of a financial policy of the Cleveland Clinic.
The Cleveland Clinic denied access to medical care and my bill (about $5,000.00) wasn't being paid fully this year.
I continued to paymonthly,I would not agree to a no interest "community loan"
They considered me "high risk" an denied access.
The Cleveland Clinic encourages patients to apply for financial assistance; I applied, they denied, I appealed, they denied.
my medical diagnosis my financial information and made determination"high risk", not treated as others with better diagnosis, better financial position?
I've paid every bill I've ever owed, and have a high credit rating,they based "high risk" on information requested
I haveAnthem Blue Cross Blue Shield policy$800.00mth premium-I qualify for Ohio reduced monthly payment.
Cleveland Clinic told me I chose the wrong policy,out of network-I checked Cleveland Clinic website accepted ins, there was a listing to the right on the chart, and on the leftthe alphabetical listing-I went to the alphabetical listing, and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield was there (it didn't say, but not for Healthcare.gov in the alphabetical listing).
because of complications from major surgery at the Cleveland Clinic last Dec I needed critical follow-up care.
I attempted to make appts for medical referrals my call was routed to a financial representative and I was told that I couldn't make the apps without a significant payment upfront, as well as taking out the community loan.
Cleveland Clinic uses technology to cull"high risk" patients.
Please consider this "inside information" from a healthcare recipient who needs Congress to understand what happens to patients who cannot afford to pay at the rate set by the Cleveland Clinic-and why the way it determines "high risk" may be "highly illegal".
I chose not to have an additional bill, a "community loan"; while they said no interest, what type of loan company they are, or what they do if you miss a payment, that is an additional difficulty I couldn't take on.
Senator Sherrod Brown's staff person with whom I spoke in response to my email didn't think that this was an issue that Senator Sherrod Brown would be involved in.
I think that it is an issue that every Senator should be considering-if it is happening at the Cleveland Clinic, where else is it happening-and to those most vulnerable medically and financially.
This may be an issue for the state attorney general, or for the IRS-considering the not-for-profit status of the Cleveland Clinic.
Senator Sherrod Brown if this isn't an issue you would be concerned with, maybe you could tell me where the issue would be considered?
The Hill Extra: Healthcare will provide great coverage of how healthcare law is being implemented.
Meg Conway, Ohio