[ Tuesday, June 28, 2011 ]


Here's a Great Twist: A patient dies after heart surgery, and the family decides to sue the hospital. However, first, the family has to acknowledge that the patient checked into the hospital under his brother's name: it seems the brother had health insurance and the patient didn't. So, the fraudulent patient's family sues the hospital, the insurer isn't going to pay now that they know it wasn't their insured being operated on, and the hospital gets to swallow that bill as well. Sound fair?

Hat tip: Nancy Davis.

Jeff [8:55 AM]

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