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Footing the Bill for the Costs of Long-Term Care

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Footing the Bill for the Costs of Long-Term Care

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Footing the Bill for the Costs of Long-Term Care

Footing the Bill for the Costs of Long-Term Care

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How much does it cost to take care of a seriously ill patient, and who foots the bill? NPR's Madeleine Brand examines the potential costs of long-term medical care for seriously ill patients like Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged woman kept alive for 15 years with a feeding tube and now close to death.

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