Nothing To Sneeze At: $2,659 Bill To Pluck Doll’s Shoe From Girl’s Nose

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/11/26/782889808/nothing-to-sneeze-at-2-659-bill-to-pluck-dolls-shoe-from-girl-s-nostril

Medical debt is driving how people make decisions about health care, insurance

https://www.inquirer.com/health/consumer/medical-debt-hospital-bills-health-insurance-20191028.html

“The University of Virginia Health System has ruined us.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/uva-has-ruined-us-health-system-sues-thousands-of-patients-seizing-paychecks-and-putting-liens-on-homes/ar-AAH27ni?ocid=se

The ‘Follow-up Appointment’

For many people in medical debt, a trip to the emergency room leads to the courtroom.

Here are some stories from an NPR series called Bill of the Month.

They Got Estimates Before Surgery — And A Bill After That Was 50% More | Kaiser Health News

August 30, 2019 https://khn.org/news/they-got-estimates-before-surgery-and-a-bill-after-that-was-50-more/

Good News Update On Story Involving Kidney Dialysis – But what if you don’t have a major media outlet helping you?

June 29,2019 • Medical Bill for half a million dollars for dialysis reduced to zero.

A Year After Spinal Surgery, A $94,031 Bill Feels Like A Backbreaker

June 17, 2019 • A service called neuromonitoring can cut the risk of nerve damage during delicate surgery. But some patients are receiving large bills they didn’t expect.

Bill Of The Month: $4,836 Charge For Laughing Gas During Childbirth Is No Joke

May 28, 2019 • Nitrous oxide is making a comeback for pain relief during childbirth. But charges for the option vary from free at some hospitals to thousands of dollars at others.