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Immigrants cling to fragile lifeline at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital

New York Times, September 24, 2009

For years, patients have relied on Atlanta-based Grady Memorial Hospital's free provision of dialysis to people without means, and these patients say they have no other options to obtain the care that is essential to their survival. But the safety-net hospital, after years of failed efforts to drain its red ink, is not backing away from what its decision to close the clinic this month. The sides confronted each other in state court as lawyers for the patients sought to keep the clinic open until other arrangements for dialysis could be secured.