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'Yes we can' change our minds about reform

January 1, 2009 Diagnostic Imaging. Vol. 31 No. 1 'Yes we can' change our minds about reform It's been 15 years since Hillary's effort fell apart, and I'm just starting to catch up BY ERIC TREFELNER, M.D. Dr. Trefelner is a radiologist and cofounder of NightShift Radiology. He invites comments by e-mail at ericxray@pacbell.net or fax at 650/728-5099. "Arrrgh!! Two hours on this motor vehicle accident case with CTs of the head, face, chest, abdomen, pelvis, lower extremities, and cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine for numerous injuries, and now I find out the patient has no insurance. He'll be in the ICU—studied every day—for months, and we won't get a cent." "Did you see last month's collections? The uninsured rate went from 30% to 40%. We are losing millions because of these people. They should go to the county hospital."

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