CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 26, 2007
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(Charleston, West Virginia: Wyatt Andrews) The extra charges in hospital bills examined; details given about how advocates can sniff out errors in the bills with an example cited. [Patient Steve O'SHEA - talks about his accident and the bill for it.] [Billing advocate Norah JOHNSON - cites the error in O'Shea's bill; calls it a profitable error.] [Knee replacement patient West Virginia Governor Joe MANCHIN - says he cannot understand his own hospital bill.] Manchin's idea for Medicare recipients to oversee their bills and advice on how to analyze medical procedures explained.
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