ER’s got 2,678 visits from 9 people over 6 years – $3 Million

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Date: April 1st, 2009

Category: Uncategorized

Austin, Texas – In the past six years, eight people from Austin and one from Luling racked up 2,678 emergency room visits in Central Texas, costing hospitals, taxpayers and others $3 million, according to a report from a nonprofit made up of hospitals and other providers that care for the uninsured and low-income Central Texans.
One of the nine spent more than a third of last year in the ER: 145 days. That same patient totaled 554 ER visits from 2003 through 2008. More… Discount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes and TobaccoNutty News Today MarketplaceOmaha Steaks
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4 Responses to “ER’s got 2,678 visits from 9 people over 6 years – $3 Million”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    So how is it that I’ll get the bill if I, or anyone in my famly, has to go to the ER? And let’s say I skip out on the bill…you think they won’t chase ME to the ends of the earth for the money?

    Next time one of these 9 people shows up at an ER, let them die in the parking lot!

  2. Lunar Says:

    Some hospitals do not require insurance: no one is denied treatment, whether u can pay or not. These types are also considered charity and are tax exempt. If you have a job though I’m sure they will garnish wages.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    They should just execute these 9 people and then they wont waste the ERs time and money anymore. Problem solved.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Give them a double strength saline injection in the ass every time they come in. It is harmless but, it will burn like hell for a few hours. Maybe they will have second thoughts the next time they want a place to rest & get out of the weather.

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