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In America, it can cost $25,000 to get treated for strep throat

Surprise medical bills can leave you speechless. It probably didn’t help that Alexa Kasdan, 40, a public-policy consultant from New York City, already had a cold and a sore throat. Kasdan told “Bill of the Month,” a joint project between NPR and Kaiser Health News, that she went to a specialty care clinic on Manhattan’s Upper East Side to get checked out. ‘I couldn’t fathom in what universe I would go to a doctor for a strep-throat culture and some antibiotics and I would end up with a $25,000 bill.’  Read more.....



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