Sheila Pyles photographed on March 1, 2012 in Roxboro, N.C. When her uninsured daughter 19-year-old daughter Johnnika Pyles was discharged from Person Memorial Hospital in 2009 and billed $5,468, Sheila Pyles called the hospital to she if her daughter would qualify for charity care.
Sheila Pyles photographed on March 1, 2012 in Roxboro, N.C. When her uninsured daughter 19-year-old daughter Johnnika Pyles was discharged from Person Memorial Hospital in 2009 and billed $5,468, Sheila Pyles called the hospital to she if her daughter would qualify for charity care. rwillett@newsobserver.com
Sheila Pyles photographed on March 1, 2012 in Roxboro, N.C. When her uninsured daughter 19-year-old daughter Johnnika Pyles was discharged from Person Memorial Hospital in 2009 and billed $5,468, Sheila Pyles called the hospital to she if her daughter would qualify for charity care. rwillett@newsobserver.com

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