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Surprised By A Medical Bill? Join The Club. Most Americans Say They Have Been

A survey by the research group NORC at the University of Chicago shows 57 percent of American adults have been surprised by a health care bill that their insurance didn't pay for.
A survey finds many Americans get unexpected medical bills and the majority come because patients expect their insurance to cover more than it actually does. Source: Jamie Grill/Getty Images

A Texas man has a heart attack – and good medical insurance – and still finds himself on the hook for $109,000 in medical bills.

Another man in Florida owed , after his insurance company pays its

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