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An Arm and a Leg

40 EpisodesProduced by An Arm and a LegWebsite

A show about the cost of health care that’s more entertaining, empowering, and occasionally useful than enraging, and terrifying and depressing. Reporter Dan Weissmann digs in to show how we got into this crazy mess and how we just might live through it.

27:39

Can they freaking DO that?!?

A woman got a bill from a medical testing lab she’s never heard of, for $35. Then, a follow-up bill said if she didn’t pay up right away, that price was going up — WAY up: to $1,287.


Which raises a question that comes up a LOT with medical billing: Can they freaking DO that?!?


Can some random lab hit you up for money — and then threaten you with a late fee of more than $1,000??


On this episode, we go find out.


This was fun. We'll do it again. Next time you want to know, Can They Freaking DO That?!? ... get in touch.


Also: We get into a whole story in this episode about "surprise billing" — and as we were publishing this episode, news was breaking. We've got an update at https://www.patreon.com/armandalegshow

 

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