Urban medical schools feel weight of uninsured

AP/Chicago Tribune, August 29, 2008

Doctors at Wayne State University Medical School, working primarily through the Detroit Medical Center, are feeling the financial and academic strain of treating 70% of the Detroit's estimated 200,000 uninsured residents. The uncompensated care means less money coming into Wayne State University to support programs and make infrastructure improvements necessary to attract top-notch physicians and highly qualified students. School representatives puts the total cost of uncompensated care by Wayne State medical school doctors at about $50 million each year.


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