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An uninsured physician assistant learns first hand the cost of care
Washington Post

The doctor was adamant. “This is America, not Sweden,” he told me. “We operate.” How did this happen to me, I wondered, looking at him across the ER exam room. How could I, a health-care provider, not have insurance? I had awakened that morning with a mildly upset stomach. Nonetheless, I’d gone to my job (begun only six weeks earlier) as a physician assistant at a clinic in Beverly Hills. I’d seen patients until lunchtime, then attended a research meeting.