How many times do reporters have to write the same story over and over again before those fighting against real reform get it? AP covered the latest Remote Area Medical expedition, and here’s the part that kills me:
Over 1 1/2 days, 701 patients have come through RAM’s doors.
Its dentists have extracted 852 teeth and filled 234 others; 345 pairs of eyes have been tested; 87 people have been examined by a medical doctor.
If RAM was going to send out a bill, it would total $138,370.
What do you think insurance companies would charge for the same amount of medical attention?
image courtesy Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times / August 11, 2009