‘You’ve Been Served’: Wisconsin Hospitals Sued Patients Even During Pandemic

When her doorbell rang Sunday night, Blanche Jordan was just starting a new Game of Thrones puzzle on her living room floor.

Jordan, 39, is a breast-cancer survivor who is taking social distancing seriously, so she put on a mask before opening the door. A woman handed Jordan a paper and said: “You’ve been served.”

The paper was a court summons that said Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Inc. was suing Jordan for $7,150. Just three weeks before, Jordan had paid off a different $5,000-plus Froedtert debt linked to a hysterectomy that her insurance did not cover.

A lawsuit was the last thing Jordan expected during a viral pandemic.

“This lady came to my door. She didn’t have a mask on. She didn’t have gloves. And she looked at me like I’m crazy because I had a mask across my face,” said Jordan, who lives in

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These Abs Exercises Make Core Work Fun (We Swear)

When athletes train, they multitask. Conditioning work may have a dose of hand-eye coordination. Agility drills challenge balance while strengthening the mind-body connection. These combinations aren’t just a means to maximize gym time. “You’re breaking up the monotony of training,” says Ryan Hopkins, founder of Soho Strength Lab in New York City. So he invited us to his turf to run through some of his go-to drills for core strengthening—a famously boring part of a workout. Grab some pals to stoke some friendly competition, and try these games that make core work suck a little less.

1. Cone Stacker

Start in a high plank, feet hip-width apart, a stack of five disk cones behind right hand. Squeeze glutes to maintain form and use right hand to transfer cones to right side (above), then do 5 pushups. Repeat on opposite side, transferring cones

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Analysis: He Got Tested For Coronavirus. Then Came The Flood Of Medical Bills.

By March 5, Andrew Cencini, a computer science professor at Vermont’s Bennington College, had been having bouts of fever, malaise and a bit of difficulty breathing for a couple of weeks. Just before falling ill, he had traveled to New York City, helped with computers at a local prison and gone out on multiple calls as a volunteer firefighter.

So with COVID-19 cases rising across the country, he called his doctor for direction. He was advised to come to the doctor’s group practice, where staff took swabs for flu and other viruses as he sat in his truck. The results came back negative.

In an isolation room, the doctors put Andrew Cencini on an IV drip, did a chest X-ray and took the swabs.

By March 9, he reported to his doctor that he was feeling better but still had some cough and a low-grade fever. Within minutes, he got

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