7 On Your Side on protecting yourself from emergency room bills

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A potentially lifesaving trip to the emergency room could result in exorbitant and unexpected bills, even if you have insurance.

Consumer Reports explains why you can be socked with surprise emergency room bills and how to protect yourself.

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