A strange story out of Arizona about hosptial billing run amok is standard fare these days.
However, this one has a silver lining: The patient had actually been able to figure out what the cash price would be if she paid directly herself. It has previously been hard for cash-paying patients to avoid being gouged by hospitals unless they are Canadian medical tourists. Whether this story is idiosyncratic or symptomatic of a trend, I cannot say. I hope it is the latter.
Read the entire entry at NCPA's Health Policy Blog.