I have a bill to pay today: the ER bill from December 22, 2010.

Even though the services rendered didn’t help my husband,

even though it’s nobody’s fault,

even though the patient died 12 hours later,

I have a bill to pay.

There are some things a death certificate doesn’t forgive.

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p.s.  I contacted them today.  They sent their sincere condolences, and they apologized that they had not forgiven the debt sooner.  My account has been shifted to $0.00.  This is what happens when there is a person behind the system.

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