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Healthcare: Five patients, five ways to be billed
Los Angeles Times

To appreciate the complexity of the U.S. healthcare system, consider the case of five hypothetical patients in the same hospital, all with the same illness, all receiving the same treatment from doctors and nurses.

Their bills could be paid in so many ways. The patient who has insurance on the job, like 170 million other Americans, will have the bills covered by private insurance.