How will the uninsured fare in swine flu outbreak?
Swine flu could shine a glaring light on the best and worst about American-style healthcare, according to this article from the Associated Press. In a country where one in seven people lack medical insurance, doctors worry that some individuals won't get needed protection because of cost. In a flu epidemic, the uninsured face the worst options, the article notes: They flood emergency rooms or self-medicate with cold preparations and hoping for the best. Many might not be aware they can also go to a federally-funded community health center and see a doctor or nurse for little or no cost.
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