You were lucky.3 HRS not too bad.
ERs triage patients-based on "how serious" it is.
Chest pain-or stroke signs symptoms-or serious trauma-gets seen immediately
Everything else waits.
I don't "think" they triage based on how much they will make.
In the "old days" Surprisingly- employees on the lower end would be most overtly "angry" at the "poor folks" who couldn't pay-odd but that was how it seemed.
Probably they were angry because they were working-hard-handling unpleasant tasks- vomit urine feces blood- at night-and they saw these "poor folks" getting over for free.