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Can Universal Care Cure State’s Ills?

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/health/article/can_universal_care_cure_states_ills_20040423

Retired cardiologist Dr. Robert Peck remembers the 40-year-old uninsured patient who was admitted to the emergency room of a local hospital with severe chest pains. The patient was stabilized, but required further treatment. Since he had no insurance, he was to be transferred to one of the county hospitals that serve the uninsured. But the patient died while awaiting transfer.

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