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Medicare bills high at Los Angeles hospitals
Los Angeles Times - Lisa Girion

Ampelio Garcia, 74, was barely able to walk when he got to White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights, after the latest flare-up of a chronic lung condition that left him wheezing and gasping for air. Emergency room physician Brian Johnston prescribed drugs and a breathing treatment to open Garcia’s airways. Then he admitted him — for the second time in less than a week.