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Why Emergency Room Visits Cost So Much

Why Emergency Room Visits Cost So Much

Update: 2019-03-1317
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How could an ER visit in which a patient receives nothing more than a Band-Aid cost $629? Sarah Kliff, a health policy reporter for 'Vox,' spent over a year reading ER bills and investigating the reasons behind the high costs. Emergency rooms have a facility fee, which can range from the low hundreds to the high thousands, where the patient pays essentially for just walking through the door. Kliff will also talk about the GOP's latest attempts to cut back Obamacare, and what a Medicare-for-all plan would entail.

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Why Emergency Room Visits Cost So Much

Why Emergency Room Visits Cost So Much

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