Firestorm: Insult to Injury

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Insult to Injury

A man in Texas spent 6 hours in an ER waiting room with a sore ankle, got fed up and left without being seen. A few weeks later, he received a bill from the hospital for more than $100. The patient was told such billing was "standard procedure." After a local news station got involved, the bill was revoked and the incident was resolved.

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What's unclear, is how often this sort of thing happens and how many patients are billed inappropriately.

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