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In hospital under ‘observation’ care? It can cost you
USA Today

After Lois Frarie, 93, a retired teacher from Monterey, Calif., spent four days at a local hospital while being treated for a broken elbow and pelvis, she went to a nearby nursing home to build up her strength.

But her family was stunned to find out that they would have to pay thousands of dollars upfront, since two of the days she spent in the hospital were considered “observation care.”