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What's another name for a tetanus shot? A 'preventive care vaccine'

November 23, 2009 |  9:19 am

Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez takes on emergency room billing in his most recent column.

In describing a local resident's ER visit and aftermath, he begins: "Are you ready to play 'How much was that visit to the ER?'" The full column is here.

Both the fees, and the incomprehensible billing processes, are but symptoms.

-- Tami Dennis