Hospitals demand payment upfront from repeat ER patients
from Kaiser Health News
Next time you go to an emergency room, be prepared for this: If your problem isn't urgent, you may have to pay upfront. In 2011, about 80,000 emergency-room patients at hospitals owned by HCA, the nation's largest for-profit hospital chain, left without treatment after being told they would have to first pay $150 because they did not have a true emergency.
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