Hispanics Have Lower Rates of Heart Disease Deaths than Whites, Except in Mostly Hispanic Communities

While symptoms like chest or belly pain might reasonably drive you to the emergency room with worries about a heart attack or appendicitis, your insurance company might decide not to pay if it turns out your fears were unfounded, a new study suggests. With the price of emergency room care going up, U.S. insurance companies have been looking for ways to contain the costs, sometimes by refusing to pay for visits that turn out not to have been emergencies after all.

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