The Daily Populous

Thursday May 19th, 2022 morning edition

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A woman who expected to pay $1,337 for surgery at a Westminster hospital nearly a decade ago but was billed $303,709 may finally be off the hook for the massive bill after the Colorado Supreme Court ruled in her favor Monday.

But the hospital’s estimate was based on French’s insurance provider being “in-network” with the hospital, which it was not.

A hospital employee gave a mistaken estimate after apparently misreading French’s insurance card.

Few patients actually pay the chargemaster’s sticker prices for care, because insurance companies negotiate lower prices with the hospital to become “in-network.”.

Monday’s decision overturns the Colorado Court of Appeals, which had found in favor of the hospital.

The state Supreme Court’s ruling reinstates that verdict, said Ted Lavender, an attorney for French.

I have spoken with her today and she is very happy with the result.”. »

FFXI Director Says Game Won’t Be Shutting Down Anytime Soon

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While rumors have circulated about the MMORPG’s future, director Yoji Fujito revealed that FFXI won’t be shutting down “anytime soon.”

Additionally, the director talked about the upcoming Prime Weapon, and the article includes various interviews with past and current staff.

A Final Fantasy XI crossover event is also currently taking place in Granblue Fantasy. »

NATO now has 40,000 soldiers on Europe's border with Russia

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According to data from NATO, there were 4,650 troops under direct NATO command in February 2021 or a year before Russia launched its attack against Ukraine.

These troops were stationed in four multinational battlegroups located respectively in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

NATO and its 30 members reacted to the build-up of Russian troops by bolstering their eastern positions with more troops and capabilities. »

Bosnia’s Dangerous Path: How U.S. Policy Is Making a Bad Situation Worse

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Along with the rest of the world, Bosnians have watched the razing of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol with horror.

Many Bosnians have responded to growing corruption, the impunity enjoyed by political elites, and economic hardship by leaving the country altogether.

The centerpiece of such a policy shift would be to redeploy a full brigade of NATO forces to Bosnia. »