Category: An Arm and a Leg

‘An Arm And A Leg’: Reporter Says ‘Shame’ Spurred Hospital To Cancel Debt For Thousands

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Dan Weissmann Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. Multiple journalists have spotlighted huge medical bills that have left patients swimming in medical debt. After those stories were made public, in many cases health providers waived the bill or canceled the debt. Sadly, there are a lot of crazy-high medical bill stories out there ….  Read More

‘An Arm And A Leg’: Can They Freaking Do That?!?

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Dan Weissmann Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. A woman gets a bill from a medical testing lab she’s never heard of, for $35. Not long after, a follow-up bill arrives. This one says if she doesn’t pay right away, the price is going up — way up ― to nearly $1,300. This ….  Read More

‘An Arm And A Leg’: A Medical Bill Ninja Shares Her Secrets

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Dan Weissmann Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. Meredith Balogh has spent years learning to navigate the financial side of the health care system. Balogh, who has Type 1 diabetes, has saved herself and her family many thousands of dollars. She has made a habit — even a hobby — of helping others: ….  Read More

For Newborns With Hearing Loss, Screening Opens Window To A World Of Sound

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Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Four-year-old Betty Schottler starts each morning with the same six sounds: [m], [ah], [oo], [ee], [sh], and [s]. Her mom makes the sounds first, then Betty repeats them to check that her cochlear implant is working. Betty was born profoundly deaf and got her ….  Read More