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Old 02-10-2006, 03:19 PM
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Can Hospitals really do this?

I was so upset to learn that some hospitals are charging patients who donít have insurance up to 5 times more than what they would charge Medicare for a procedure.
Charging uninsured patients higher prices for procedures can lead to bankruptcy. I read an article that mentioned a study done by Harvard that said health care costs were the cause of half of the bankruptcy filings that year.
Why would they do this? Has this ever happened to you? I am appalled!!
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