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Emergency Room Costs

Getting Your UTI Treated In The ER Can Cost You $50.. Or $73,000

Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Some people pay as little as $50 out-of-pocket to get treated for a urinary tract infection at an emergency room, while others may pay upward of $73,0...

'Inappropriate Use of the ER': An Emergency Physician's Flirtation With the ER

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Policymakers should be aware that even well-informed patients with good access to primary care need the ER. Legislation should aim to increase availability of primary care, but not penalize for use of emergency services.

Dad Sent 'Outlandish' Bill For Snake Bite

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.15.2012 | Money

The snake bite must have hurt, but the sting felt after receiving the hospital bill was even worse. Daniel Joseph, a 17-year-old from Centennial, ...

Our 5-Hour, $10,000 Visit to the ER

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

It's easy, when you have a degree of financial security, to have a real disconnect from the financial challenges that so many Americans face today. Yet our ER experience brought those challenges into sharp relief for me, and the impression wasn't pleasant.