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Illinois hospital settlement may help tens of thousands of uninsured patients

Chicago Tribune, January 14, 2009

Two large Illinois hospital systems have agreed to settle lawsuits alleging they overcharged tens of thousands of uninsured patients and provided inadequate financial assistance. As part of the agreements, Resurrection Health Care and Advocate Health Care are offering to recalculate patients' bills and give refunds to needy patients eligible for free or discounted medical care.