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$45 Million Hospital Bill Startles N.Y. Man


Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Health care costs are rising too fast for Alexis Rodriguez. The New York man was treated for pneumonia and received a bill for almost $45 million. Grateful as he was for the care, the unemployed doorman complained. The Daily News says the billing firm printed the invoice number instead of the price - $300. Mr. Rodriguez says the firm should've checked the bill, adding that somebody could've had a heart attack. You are listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.