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Sticker shock: How hospital deals are blowing up bills

(By – Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer) 

After his heart attack 11 years ago, Morton Wolf needed frequent echocardiograms to see how his heart was working. They weren’t cheap, but also not cause for consternation. Wolf’s wife, Janice, the keeper of the family budget, has a 2010 bill that totaled $950. Medicare and their Part B supplement paid. But in 2013, the couple saw a charge that horrified them: $3,379 for the same test. Read more…

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