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Before her surgery, a hospital told Lisa French she would end up owing them $1,337. After insurance paid them , more than they’d expected to get , the hospital billed her $229,000. And sued her for it. 

Her case went all the way to the Colorado Supreme Court. 

The questions before the court, and how they ruled, have potentially major implications for our legal rights when it comes to fighting unfair medical bills , and how some hospitals might be thinking about their next move. 

Here’s a transcript of the episode

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