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Surprise! You’re covered for the hospital, not the doctors
Los Angeles Times

After Dave Connors’ teenage son broke his leg, he was rushed to an Orange County hospital that Connors knew was in his insurer’s coverage network.

It was only after the bills recently started arriving that he learned the doctors and anesthesiologist in the operating room were out of network, requiring him to pay thousands of dollars more. “When you’re at a hospital that you know is in-network, who would think to ask individual people if they’re also in-network?” Connors said. “Especially when your son is being operated on.”