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Cost reform next

The bill is passed; the die is cast. But we still need major reform. Why should it cost $15,000 for my daughter-in-law’s recent appendectomy? She was in the hospital one night, and the operation was performed laparoscopically (i.e., she was not opened up).

Fifteen thousand dollars!? That surely seems a huge sum for a relatively minor hospital stay and procedure. Now there is where the reform should be.

Donna Potter Phillips

Spokane



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