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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 02:21 PM

2. I wonder how they can afford to sell off the debt for such a fraction.... then I think about a

 

hospital charging 140$ for a tylenol, or 1000$ for a toothbrush and it all makes sense.

http://am.blogs.cnn.com/2010/03/01/health-care-prescription-for-waste-1000-toothbrush/
Health care Prescription for waste: $1000 toothbrush

Editor's Note: All this week, in the American Morning original series "Health care Prescription for waste," we're examining more waste in the health care system and this time it could involve your money. Today, a medical billing advocate shows our Elizabeth Cohen some of the wasteful charges she's seen in bills. And tomorrow on American Morning, we go shopping for health care to show you how you can save hundreds when it comes to your own medical bills.

(CNN) Imagine someone spending a thousand bucks for a toothbrush. It might be amusing if it wasn't your money. Consider this: for every dollar we spend on health care, fifty cents is wasted.

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