The largest healthcare company in the US is sounding the alarm on a new kind of emergency room that charges 20 times more than a regular doctor visit

Emergency rooms that aren’t attached to hospitals have been popping up around the US, especially in the suburbs of cities like Houston and Austin. The centers can offer a more convenient alternative to long wait times in a hospital’s emergency department, or waiting for a visit with your regular doctor. The centers can also be hard to distinguish from urgent care centers or emergency rooms connected to a hospital. Visiting them can lead to

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