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Should a man taken to the ER in an ambulance against his will have to pay the bill?
Los Angeles Times

As George Varghese tells it, he was walking along a sidewalk in West Los Angeles when he tripped on a crack and fell to the ground, spraining his wrist.

“An ambulance appeared suddenly,” he recalled. “Three men came out, checked my ID, laid me on a cart, pushed me into the van and took me to the emergency room.”

That would seem like a model of paramedic perfection, except for one thing. Varghese, 79, said he didn’t want to go to the ER.

“If I wanted to go to the emergency room, I could have taken a cab costing less than $10,” he said.

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