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ER bills are expensive. And secretive.

by Sean McHenry Jan 7, 2019
In some hospitals, you could pay thousands of dollars just to sit in the waiting room.
"The costs are high — and they vary hugely from hospital to hospital," says Vox's Sarah Kliff. "Case in point: I found one hospital charging $1 for a squirt of an antibiotic ointment called bacitracin —and another charging $76."
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How to be an emergency room doctor

by Eliza Mills Jan 1, 2019
Amid the chaos, you need to form an instant connection with patients.
Zahir Basrai is an emergency room physician in Los Angeles. 
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Patients in a mental health crisis often end up in ERs, which are ill-equipped to help

by Elly Yu May 15, 2018
Emergency rooms are often the first places people end up during a mental health crisis. But many ERs aren’t really equipped to help. After they check in, patients can end up staying in emergency rooms for days just waiting for…

What are the true costs of Medicaid?

by Dan Gorenstein Jun 27, 2016
19 states haven't expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Ariel Fernandez (L) sits with Noel Nogues, an insurance advisor with UniVista Insurance company, as he signs up for the Affordable Care Act.
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ERs are still busy, Affordable Care Act and all

by Lewis Wallace Jul 29, 2014
But it's not clear how much is left to change.
Premier Health's CareFlight emergency helicopter on the roof of Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Transportation is one of the many expenses associated with emergency care.
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More ERs post wait times via text, online billboards

by Daryl Paranada Aug 24, 2010
Hopefully you haven't been or aren't headed to the ER for any medical emergencies anytime soon. But, if you're curious to see how long the wait...