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COVID-19 recovery articles should include medical costs

| November 16, 2021 7:00 AM

To the editor:

I read Will Langhorne’s informative article about the Libby law enforcement officer’s adventure surviving COVID-19 (“Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy on the mend after bout with COVID-19,” Oct. 29). However, Langhorne neglected to tell us what his hospital and rehab bills will be.

Does the officer have enough insurance to cover the cost? What will his co-pay be? When writing about the physical and emotional toll that a serious injury or illness causes, for family as well as the patient, we often forget to factor in the incredible financial burden.

Lorena Hillis

Missoula