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We need mandatory public insurance

Cases like this - where a hospital charges people with private insurance outrageous sums to subsidize uninsured patients and those on Medicaid to the point that they are not "in network" with any private insurers - is precisely why the US needs at least German-style mandatory but regulated public insurance schemes (that are private-run) that every healthcare providers are required to accept (rich people can pay for private insurance on top, or opt out but can't opt back in).

Fun anecdote: despite Zuckerberg's donation causing the hospital to be renamed, they don't even take the insurance plan that most Facebook employees use. #healthcare #insurance