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$87,500: That’s how much one California teacher was charged for a routine 20-minute knee surgery, prompting a fight between her, her insurance company and outpatient surgery centers that, in some instances are vastly overcharging the ill.

The normal cost of the operation? $3,000.

Read more on Lynne Nielsen’s fight for a more reasonable healthcare system.

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    Nope, health care reform is not necessary.
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    o_o wtf. The health care system here is by no means perfect, but it sure as hell won’t ruin you economically. I ought to...
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    This ridiculous!!!