Examining Health Care Delays For Uninsured Patients

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The Philadelphia Inquirer on Friday, as part of its series, "Falling Through: Casualties of the Health Insurance Crisis," profiled a woman without health insurance who works temporarily at a physician's office. The woman in May was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma after she discovered a lump in her groin.

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She underwent a $350 CT scan and a $3,000 surgery to have the cancerous lump removed. The Inquirer reports on the difficulties she faced after the surgery attempting to receive a full-body PET scan to rule out more cancer (Vitez, Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/14).

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