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RISING COST OF HEALTHCAREEFFECTS NEARLY EVERY SINGLEONE OF US.
CONTACT 5 ISDEDICATED TO INVESTIGATING THEHEALTH CARE SYSTEM..
FROM THECOST OF AN E-R BILL, SURPRISEBILLS, TO FIGHTING BACKINVESTIGATOR WANDA MOORE JOINSUS NOW TO BREAK DOWN THE TOLLTHIS TAKES ON PATIENTS.MEDICAL DEBT IS THE BIGGESTCAUSE OF U.S. BANKRUPTCIES ONEIN SIX AMERICANS HAVE PAST-DUEHEALTH CARE BILLS AND THE COSTIS ONLY GOING UP<< HEALTH CARE& SOT:54 "Ithink it's a huge deal forpeople." IT'S SOMETHING WE ALLHAVE TO RELY ON AT SOME POINTA QUICK CHECKUP&A COLD&A BIGSURGERY BUT THE COST OF HEALTHCARE IS DROWNING MANYFLORIDIANS IN DEBT SOT 3:39"It's not just the fact thatyou're dealing with your ownhealth, now you feel like sfinancial burden on yourfamily." IN 2017&U.S. HEALTHCARE COSTS WERE 3.5 TRILLIONDOLLARS SOT 12:31 "The cost isjust too high." TRANSLATING TOMORE THAN 10-THOUSAND DOLLARSIN HEALTH CARE SPENDING PERPERSON IN 2017 COMPARE THAT TOJUST 146 DOLLARS IN 1960 BUTIT'S NOT JUST EXPENSIVE& 2:59"You never know how much yourbill is going to be." LOUISAMCQUEENY WITH THE FLORIDAVOICES FOR HEALTH SAYS THEREIS A LACK OF TRANSPARENCY FORTHE CONSUMER 1:46 "You reallyget no answer as to what thecost might be, it depends onyour insurance, it's likepulling teeth.
You'll neverget a straight answer up frontas to how much your surgerymight cost."COPAYS&DEDUCTIBLES&IN-NETWORK&OUT-OF NETWORK&ITCAN BE CONFUSING 10:30 "Thesystem doesn't want you toknow." &AND YOU COULD END UPPAYING A HIGH PRICE FOR IT