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Pain, then fear, at the ER: How much will it cost?
Sacramento Bee

The excruciating pain hit about midnight – an indescribable, side-wrenching feeling that pummeled me again and again. The attack arrived suddenly, and I was fraught with panic, not knowing why I was in such agony.

I thought it would pass – maybe just a severe bout of gas. If I could only make it through the night, I’d rush to my doctor’s office in the morning. Couldn’t whatever that was ailing me have the courtesy of waiting until normal business hours?