Cuts in Hospital Subsidies Threaten Safety-Net Care

Donna Atkins has no insurance and went two years with what she thought was a sore throat. She recently had cancer surgery. Photo: Stephen Morton for The New York Times

Donna Atkins has no insurance and went two years with what she thought was a sore throat. She recently had cancer surgery. Photo: Stephen Morton for The New York Times

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The uninsured pour into Memorial Health hospital here: the waitress with cancer in her voice box who for two years assumed she just had a sore throat. The unemployed diabetic with a wound stretching the length of her shin. The construction worker who could no longer breathe on his own after weeks of untreated asthma attacks and had to be put on a respirator…Continue Reading

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