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7 On Your Side: Overcharged in the emergency room

Emergency room (MGN Online file photo)

A new study finds patients paying too much for life saving procedures, and some groups have it worse than others.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins reviewed billing records for more than 12,000 emergency room doctors at 300 hospitals in the United States.

The records compared how much emergency departments billed patients compared to how much Medicare would allow. The difference often comes out of the patients pocket.

Seven On Your Side reporter Lisa Fletcher has more on this story in the above video.

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