Patients in hospital are being means-tested for ability to pay, and then are being charged large amount (e.g. $140/day) for large portions of their stay (e.g. 18 days when recovering from bladder cancer). [On a related note some insurance policies won’t cover this expense because care is being provided by a public institution.]
Given that our health care system is supposed to be universally available to all, why are these fees being charged?
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