Patients Being Charged Thousands for Just Sitting in a Hospital ER Room

I read 1,182 emergency room bills this year. Here’s what I learned. By Sarah Kliff, for Vox. A $5,571 bill to sit in a waiting room, $238 eye drops, and a $60 ibuprofen tell the story of how emergency room visits are squeezing patients. For the past 15 months, I’ve asked Vox readers to submit emergency…

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