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An urgent billing question: Couple surprised by emergency room coding after urgent care visit

A couple who took their baby to urgent care at St. Luke's hospital in Duluth on New Year's Day said they expected a $45 co-pay and were surprised to get a $308 bill instead. What they learned, said Al... read more

Shocker: How SUNY lost more than $100M mismanaging LICH

Over the past couple of months, former LICH patients across Brooklyn have received bills for treatment at LICH that go back, in some cases, more than two years. How did this happen? Documents show tha... read more

Why the ER is so crowded

In the United States, only 40 percent of primary care practitioners see patients after hours." Related: An emergency room doctor tells you when you need to go to the emergency room. read more

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Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us

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Bad Bedside Manna: Bank Loans Signed In The Hospital Leave Patients Vulnerable

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Why I Prefer French Health Care

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Palin says her family went to Canada for health care when she was young

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, a fierce opponent of Democratic health-care reform efforts who has said America under President Obama is headed toward socialism, told a Canadian audience her famil... read more



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