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Poor people should pay half the price / fee / charges for medical treatments.
Which word/s in bold should I use?
Thanks in advance.
The three are all slightly different.
price : the figure set for the purchase of a treatment and can contain a number of factors - nursing, medicines, dressings, consultation, "board and lodging" if an in-patient.
A fee : usually the amount paid for the services of a clinician or specialist.
Charges : the individual elements that are contained in a price.
I would phrase this "At most a poor person should only have to pay half of his/her medical costs".