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Concerns Over Health Care Plan

April 22, 1993

Now it is in black and white. The hospitals charge some patients more to cover their cost. My experience: After over 30 years of having a small business and paying group insurance for my employees I lost my insurance because of "previous medical problems." I could get no insurance anywhere.

I had cancer of my right kidney. After paying up front, I was admitted to a hospital. My kidney was removed and I was there for six days. The bill was over $47,000--$8,000 per day! Going over the bill there were double, triple and quadruple billings for the same $9 aspirin, etc.,

I am grateful for the care I did receive, but I paid for three or four others. I feel like suing.

RICHARD E. VAUGHN

San Clemente

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