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Doctors find ways to treat uninsured patients
USA Today

Practicing family medicine in one of the most economically depressed cities in the country, Eric Ramos has watched his patients make wrenching choices about health care. One couple, longtime patients, had to decide whether to maintain coverage for the wife, who had chronic kidney failure, or instead for her diabetic husband. “He decided to cover her,” Ramos, 55, says of the husband, “and he’s scraping by.” How? With medications Ramos obtains from pharmaceutical representatives or elsewhere.