A Surgical Emergency Exposes the Crisis of the Young and Uninsured

The Doctor Weighs In
15 min readApr 25, 2021

When a patient looked anxious before emergency surgery, it turned out he was worried about the hospital bill, not the surgery. He was uninsured.

By Jeffrey Swisher, M.D.

If you’re uninsured, the fear of having surgery may be related to the bill not the procedure. ( Photo source: iStock)
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