Sticker Shock Jolts Oklahoma Patient: $15,076 For Four Tiny Screws

(By Liz Szabo for Kaiser Health News)

Sherry Young just wanted to be able to walk without pain.

About three years ago, she began to experience sharp pain in her left foot. Her big toe had become crooked and constantly rubbed up against the adjacent toe, making it painful to run, walk or even stand. “I could not walk without intense pain unless I had a pad underneath my toes for cushioning,” Young said. Continue reading article here…

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