She was told surgery would cost about $1,300. Then the bill came: $229,000

Back surgery patient Lisa French is photographed outside of her house on June 20, 2018 in Thornton, Colo.  Colorado’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of French who expected to pay about $1,300 for back surgery but was charged more than $300,000 by a suburban Denver hospital. This week’s ruling follows efforts by many U.S. states and the federal government to require transparency in hospital pricing and eliminate so-called “surprise billing.”  (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP) CODEN101 CODEN101

This past week, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that Lisa Melody French did not have to pay the nearly $230,000 for the spinal-fusion surgery she underwent in 2014.

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