Hospital bill stuns slain student's parents

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    Hospital bill stuns slain student's parents - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee

    I am appalled but not surprised by this story.

    Damn straight it was.

    And that about sums it up.
     
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    From the perspective of a physician, this is the very unfortunate but sometimes inevitable problem with automated mailings. A letter like this is bound to slip through the cracks as hard as they may try to prevent it from happening...especially in a large organization like a University Hospital.

    In my small practice, when someone passes on, we make doubly sure that all of their future appointment are cancelled and they are removed from the schedule. There is nothing more embarrassing than having staff call Mr. Jones's house to remind him of his appointment, then have his wife remind them that he had died 6 months earlier.
     
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    Nah. We don't need no stinkin' healthcare reform.
     
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    Course not. By the way Emma, I replied to that thread you posted.
     
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    It seems the victim was murdered with a baseball bat...by his roommate. Not a healthy relationship, would you say?
     
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    I'm guessing that they won't be roommates next year.
     
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    It appears the murderer, Quran Jones, was jacked-up on the hallucinogenic drug DMT. Prayers for Scott Hawkins' family. How tragic.
     

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