No health insurance? Some turn to a life of crime to obtain free care.


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  • Anonymous

    When I was a fellow in Detroit, I saw patients in my specialty clinic who came from the county jail; they had high-option BC/BS, better insurance than I had. Many would press for early scheduling for procedures when their release dates were coming up since they lost coverage then.

  • kateykakes

    You all see the patients and treat them; I take care of the billing for you so everyone gets paid – at least until I’m done school.

    At the hospital I work for, it’s amazing how many inmates are brought in for treatment. After awhile, I pick up a bill and recognize the names instantly.

    And who pays for all of this excellent care they are receiving?

    We do, of course…

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