Urban medical schools feel weight of uninsured
Doctors at Wayne State University Medical School, working primarily through the Detroit Medical Center, are feeling the financial and academic strain of treating 70% of the Detroit's estimated 200,000 uninsured residents. The uncompensated care means less money coming into Wayne State University to support programs and make infrastructure improvements necessary to attract top-notch physicians and highly qualified students. School representatives puts the total cost of uncompensated care by Wayne State medical school doctors at about $50 million each year.
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