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What Patients are Reading: United to Pay for Hip/Knee Replacements

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The Chicago Tribune featured a headline article about Chicago-based United Airlines implementing a policy that would pay for employees’ hip and knee replacement surgeries and expenses if they travel to Chicago. “The airline is encouraging workers across the country and their families to go to Rush University Medical Center in Chicago for hip and knee replacements as well as spinal fusion surgeries. To entice them, United is offering a generous benefit: The expenses for physician visits and the surgery are fully covered by United after employees meet the annual deductible on their insurance policies,” according to the article. Full story.

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