(Korea Times 4-21-09)
Reporter Dae-Yong Jung
Mr. Kim, a 40 year old Korean American, couldn't believe it when he received his hospitalization and surgery bill from the local hospital. He had been hospitalized for 3 days to treat his acute appendicitis, and he was billed $40,000. Mr Kim, who lacks health insurance and any major income-producing job, doesn't know where to start to pay this bill.