A "free" ambulance ride

An patient calls 911 for an ambulance because the bus was too expensive:

So, basically, our uninsured patient will pay $1000 for an ambulance ride and $700 or $1000 for the ER bill to look at her 3-month-old problem because $2 for a bus was too expensive and, after all that, she didn’t have the money to pay for the outpatient prescription anyway.


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