Hospitals keep ER fees secret. We’re uncovering them.

Each year, Americans make 141 million trips to the emergency room. In nearly all those visits, hospitals charge patients something called a facility fee: the price for walking in the door and seeking medical service.

Facility fees can be big: Reporter Sarah Kliff has seen charges that range from $533 to more than $3,000. But because these fees are kept secret until you receive your bill, we can’t know how high they get — or how much they vary.

We want to bring transparency to these extremely common but little-understood fees. So we have been collecting facility fee bills from

Do you know the purpose of CBD oil?

The cannabis plant was used for thousands of years in different cultures around the world for different purposes, including medicine. The plant has different active ingredients called Cannabinoids. These Cannabinoids (more than 60 of them), have different functions, some of them are already discovered but most of them are still without their purpose. These Cannabinoids, which are inside the plant, are called phytocannabinoids.

CBD oil contains cannabidiol. It is a very effective way to administer the daily dose of cannabidiol. These oils are refined with vegetable oils, such as extra virgin olive oil or hemp oil plus a base …

Elizabeth Warren gives a full-throated endorsement for reparations at CNN town hall

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) gave a ringing endorsement to the idea of reparations for the families of former slaves at a CNN town hall held at Jackson State University on Monday night.

While Warren stopped short of calling for direct payments, she threw her support behind a bill in the US House to study the issue and acknowledged the persistence of racial injustice in America.

“This is a stain on America and we’re not going to fix that, we’re not going to change that, until we address it head on, directly,” Warren said. “And make no mistake. It’s not just …