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  1. July 26, 2017


    My mom has stage 4 kidney cancer. She had a steel rod put in her leg for the bone damage the cancer caused and had one of her kidneys taken out with a tumor in it to help slow the cancer. Mom is a strong woman! But, when it was  time to start the oral treatment the bill without insurance is about 10,000 a month for 26 pills.

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  2. July 26, 2017


    In 2008, were insured on a PPO and went to an emergency room at an in-network hospital. It was a true, life-threatening emergency - my wife was pregnant and had begun bleeding profusely. For years afterwards, we received bills from one of the ER doctors who treated her.

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  3. July 26, 2017


    My sister had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and was doing well for 13 years. She was full of life and working full time.  Two years ago, she was persuaded to undergo a bone marrow transplant (BMT) for “cure”. She became totally disabled and grew weaker each day afterwards as her immune system was completely destroyed by the BMT.

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  4. July 26, 2017


    My aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer several years ago and her medical team recommended that she get chemo and radiation post surgery. She lived in a county that required at least 30-45 min for her to travel each way to her daily radiation treatments for 6 weeks along with a once a week chemo that lasted 3 hours.

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  5. July 26, 2017


    My son was born 6 weeks early and stayed in the NICU for 23 days. The hospital is in network. The neonatologist group that cares for the NICU babies was not. I work at a bank and I can be fired for bad credit and/or unpaid debts. I have a $2000 annual deductible and a $24,000 bill from the neonatologist group alone. What other industry exists, where you use a service, and find out the cost AFTER you've already used the service?

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  6. July 26, 2017


    Our journey all started when our youngest daughter was born 19 years ago. She came into this world three months early and because of that had some serious health issues. Her first few months were spent in the NICU with the medical care team trying to keep her alive.

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