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AMA Lawsuits Shine Light on Healthcare Spending

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Another AMA lawsuit over out-of-network charges puts the bigger problem in focus
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March 26, 2009 -- The mainstream media dog-piled yesterday onto a story about the most recent lawsuit filed by the American Medical Association and other medical societies that accuses another insurance company — this time WellPoint, the nation's largest — of price-fixing.

Fainting in America Costs $10,000

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Kirk Nielsen takes the pulse of the nation's emergency health care costs by passing out and getting gouged.
Originally at Miller-McCune.com
March 30, 2009 -- There's really no good time or place for a blackout, though some are significantly worse than others. Mine, one subzero evening in downtown St. Paul, Minn., last December, fell solidly on the inauspicious side of the spectrum.
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