The Emergency Room Rip-Off

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DURING a snowstorm last winter, my 6-year-old son fell and cut his chin
My husband walked our son, Charlie, through the knee-high snow to the local emergency room.
Charlie’s gash was small, less than half an inch long, but deep. The hospital called in a plastic surgeon, who put 14 tiny stitches into his chin.

The total charges for his minor spill came to $5,398. The largest single charge was a shocking $4,950 from the plastic surgeon.