The Bitter Pill: The Health Care Industry Responds

Letters on TIME's special report

No one could disagree with Steven Brill ["Bitter Pill," March 4] that health care finance is broken. It is wrong, however, to suggest that the beneficiaries of this dysfunction are not-for-profit hospitals like Stamford Hospital. Contrary to what Brill says, Stamford Hospital does not lack a financial-assistance program; we provided assistance to almost 11,500 patients in 2011. Was Brill's story of an uninsured Stamford Hospital patient facing unreasonable charges accurate? Did our financial-assistance program work with the patient to reduce the bill to an...

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