‘An Arm and a Leg’: Her Bill for a Prenatal Test Felt Like a ‘Bait-and-Switch’ Scheme

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Can a well being care firm make sufficient folks mad about its billing practices that its enterprise is harm? For one genetic testing firm, possibly. 

An “Arm and a Leg” listener acquired a check that has turn out to be routine in early being pregnant: noninvasive prenatal testing. It was imagined to be $99. However then — after she took the check — that was $250. And when she requested questions, she was advised it may go as much as $800 if she didn’t pay up shortly. The affected person appeared up the testing firm and located that a lot of folks had skilled what she referred to as “the genetic testing bait-and-switch.”

And importantly — she’s not the one one who seen. When some guys on Wall Avenue, plus a New York Times reporter, began listening to about these payments, the corporate discovered itself in scorching water. 

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