• Uninsured With Traumatic Injuries May Be Cured Into Destitution

    5 monthes ago - By Medscape

    When a badly injured patient rolls into the emergency room, Dr. John Scott doesn't ask to see proof of insurance. Instead, he immediately begins treatment.
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  • Uninsured Americans Are Just 1 Traumatic Injury Away From Financial Ruin

    Uninsured Americans Are Just 1 Traumatic Injury Away From Financial Ruin

    5 monthes ago - By The Huffington Post

    When a badly injured patient rolls into the emergency room, Dr. John Scott doesn't ask to see proof of insurance. Instead, he immediately begins treatment.
    Hospital care frequently saves patients from gunshots, stab wounds, crushing car accidents and other traumatic injuries. But Scott found in a new study that 7 out of 10 adult uninsured trauma patients suffer another debilitating injury: financial catastrophe.
    “We're getting better at trauma, and they're going home financially ruined,” Scott said in a phone interview.
    “Everyone in America's at risk for an accidental injury, and not...
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