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KHN executive editor Damon Darlin wades through mounds of health care policy stories — so you don’t have to.

Dental Shock: Six Pulled Teeth And One Unexpected Bill

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One woman’s experience with the high cost of dental care and confusing Medicare coverage offers a teachable moment for other consumers. Her small church took up a collection, but the surprise bill — four times what she expected to pay — was sent to collections.

Le cobran $41,212 por sacarle el apéndice

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Nadie le dijo que el hospital estaba fuera de la red del plan médico que tenía a través de su trabajo. En cualquier caso, no hubiera podido irse a otro lugar. Su apéndice estaba a punto de reventar.