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At Many Hospitals Worldwide, If You Don't Pay, You Can't Leave

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Doctors at Nairobi's Kenyatta National Hospital have told Robert Wanyonyi there's nothing more they can do for him. Yet more than a year after he first arrived, shot and paralyzed in a robbery, the ex-shopkeeper remains trapped in the hospital. Because Wanyonyi cannot pay his bill of nearly 4 million Kenyan shillings ($39,570), administrators are refusing to let him leave his fourth-floor bed. At Kenyatta National Hospital and at an astonishing number of hospitals around the...

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