Cartoonist Dustin Harbin fell off a bike into an outpouring of charity. But Americans shouldn’t have to seek out strangers to pay health bills

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“[The hospital] didn’t have any programs or anything to go to,” Angerer said. “It’s nobody’s fault but my own, but it definitely would have been helpful if I didn’t get brushed off.”

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A $5,571 bill to sit in a waiting room, $238 eyedrops, and a $60 ibuprofen tell the story of how emergency room visits are squeezing patients

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Summer is “trauma season,” when emergency rooms see a rise in injuries, but a drug supply crisis has doctors scrambling to find alternatives to needed medications

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He still ended up with a $7,924 bill. You can’t avoid surprise medical bills even with a “PhD in surprise billing.”

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Vox’s emergency room database shows that patients can face steep bills even when they decline treatment

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One of the most common reasons patients head to an emergency room is pain. In response, doctors may try something simple at first, like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If that wasn’t effective, the second line of defense has been the big guns

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Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine were shocked to find that nearly half of all medical care in the United States is delivered at hospital emergency departments

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