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Ruling May Help Patients Keep More Of The Winnings When They Sue
National Public Radio

Accidents happen, and if they are someone else’s fault, you can go to court to try to get compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. If you win, though, the pot of gold you receive may be considerably smaller than you expect. Your health plan may claim some — or all — of the award as reimbursement for money it spent on your medical care.

That is completely legal and it happens all the time. But a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision gives consumers ammunition to push back against the health plan.

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