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Woman Charged $700 After Waiting In ER For Hours Without Receiving Treatment

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A Georgia woman left a hospital emergency room without receiving treatment after waiting for seven hours, for which she was charged a $700 emergency room visit fee that the hospital claims is valid. What do you think?

“Well, I think that—wait, am I being charged for answering this question?”

Peter Gilks, Browser Tab Organizer

“That’s what happens when you use an out-of-network reception area.”

Lynette Rue, Assistant Enabler

“I mean, it is a pretty significant privilege to be able to walk into a hospital.”

Diego Siegwald, Systems Analyst