In this Feb. 4, 2011 photo, Nasir Khan writhes in pain from kidney stones, as his brother holds up an x-ray, and another uses a hot pan to keep his wound warm at their home in Aligarh, India. Doctors said Khan would need a fourth surgery, and already in debt over Nasir's past medical bills, his impoverished family saw no alternative but to sell the broken brick home where Nasir and his four brothers live with three wives and 11 children. Each year, the cost of health care pushes some 39 million people into poverty, with patients shouldering up to 80 percent of India's medical costs. That's about US$66 (3,000 rupees) per person on average, a crippling sum for the 800 million or so Indians living on less than US$2 a day. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)

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In this Feb. 4, 2011 photo, Nasir Khan writhes in pain from kidney stones, as his brother holds up an x-ray, and another uses a hot pan to keep his wound warm at their home in Aligarh, India. Doctors said Khan would need a fourth surgery, and already in debt over Nasir's past medical bills, his impoverished family saw no alternative but to sell the broken brick home where Nasir and his four brothers live with three wives and 11 children. Each year, the cost of health care pushes some 39 million people into poverty, with patients shouldering up to 80 percent of India's medical costs. That's about US$66 (3,000 rupees) per person on average, a crippling sum for the 800 million or so Indians living on less than US$2 a day. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi)
In this Feb. 4, 2011 photo, Nasir Khan writhes in pain from kidney stones, as his brother holds up an x-ray, and another uses a hot pan to keep his wound warm at their home in Aligarh, India. Doctors said Khan would need a fourth surgery, and already in debt over Nasir's past medical bills, his impoverished family saw no alternative but to sell the broken brick home where Nasir and his four brothers live with three wives and 11 children. Each year, the cost of health care pushes some 39 million people into poverty, with patients shouldering up to 80 percent of India's medical costs. That's about US$66 (3,000 rupees) per person on average, a crippling sum for the 800 million or so Indians living on less than US$2 a day.
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