Physicians provide more than $5 billion in uncompensated care

The ACP released a paper today focusing on uncompensated care for the uninsured. This paper coincides with Cover the Uninsured Week taking place from May 10-16:

In 2001, for instance, the American health care system provided close to $99 billion in care to uninsured patients, $35 billion of which was uncompensated.

Hospitals provided $24 billion of that care while physicians volunteered about $5.1 billion in uncompensated care, including donated time.

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