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Can a well being care firm make sufficient individuals mad about its billing practices that its enterprise is harm? For one genetic testing firm, possibly.
An “Arm and a Leg” listener acquired a check that has grow to be routine in early being pregnant: noninvasive prenatal testing. It was speculated to be $99. However then — after she took the check — that become $250. And when she requested questions, she was advised it may go as much as $800 if she didn’t pay up rapidly. The affected person appeared up the testing firm and located that a lot of individuals had skilled what she known as “the genetic testing bait-and-switch.”
And importantly — she’s not the one one who observed. When some guys on Wall Avenue, plus a New York Occasions reporter, began listening to about these payments, the corporate discovered itself in sizzling water.
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