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Hospital Bill Nightmare Sunday

Time Magazine followed up Steven Brill’s now infamous cover story on medical billing by asking readers to share their own stories, and they’re worth a read:

Alexandria Brooks, 46, of Hernando, Florida, was recently charged $999,932 for a month-and-a-half hospital stay for double pneumonia, which later developed into acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). She wanted to share her story because that one bill was just $67 short of one million dollars. Another one of her notable bills: $36,806 to be airlifted to a different hospital. “People ask me about my bills. I am grateful that I had insurance; however, it is not preventing my credit and finances from being ruined. Such a large deductible despite HUGE premiums paid and the disputes between the insurance and the providers leaves one very vulnerable, insured or not,” she said.

Readers Respond: Your Hospital Bill Nightmares, via CNN iReport

Do you have a hospital bill nightmare? Tell us about it in our discussion forum!

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