In some hospitals, you could pay thousands of dollars just to sit in the waiting room.
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 in-patient psychiatric treatment elsewhere. As emergency rooms see a growing number of behavioral health patients, […]
19 states haven't expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
But it's not clear how much is left to change.
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...