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July 23, 1982

Care of Financially Distressed Patients

Author Affiliations

Asheville, NC

JAMA. 1982;248(4):429. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330040023021

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To the Editor.—  I believe that we, as physicians, should treat all patients who have recently lost their jobs, along with their medical insurance.I realize that most physicians do treat indigent patients; however, I believe that persons with temporary financial problems should be taken care of also.