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Claudia and Jesús Fierro of Yuma, Ariz., review their medical bills. They pay $1,000 a month for health insurance yet still owed more than $7,000 after two episodes of care at the local hospital. Lisa Hornak for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Hit with $7,146 for two hospital bills, a family sought health care in Mexico

A dad's COVID-19 and a mom's fainting spell cost thousands, so when their son dislocated his shoulder, they drove him to Mexicali, where facilities rival those in the U.S., and had him treated for $5.

The seven actresses in POTUS, now on Broadway. Julie White (left, top), Lilli Cooper, Rachel Dratch, Vanessa Williams, Lea DeLaria, Julianne Hough (front left), Suzy Nakamura Jenny Anderson/POTUS hide caption

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Broadway's 'POTUS': Should these women save the president?

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Claudia and Jesús Fierro of Yuma, Ariz., review their medical bills. They pay $1,000 a month for health insurance yet still owed more than $7,000 after two episodes of care at the local hospital. Lisa Hornak for Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Hit with $7,146 for two hospital bills, a family sought health care in Mexico

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Pallets of aid to Ukraine are stacked behind Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (right) and Secretary of State Antony Blinken as they speak with reporters after returning from their trip to Kyiv, Ukraine, and meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, on Monday in Poland. Alex Brandon/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. war aims shift in Ukraine — and bring additional risks

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