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When Frank Wucinski received a medical bill for his coronavirus-related quarantine after being evacuated from Wuhan last month, he did what many Americans do when they face a surprise medical bill: He started a GoFundMe. His costs were high: the emergency evacuation flight from China, emergency transportation to the hospital in the United States, X-rays and isolation, all amounting to thousands of dollars. After inquiries from reporters, hospital officials said they made a mistake in sending the physicians’ bill, but the other costs still had to be paid.

Wucinski did not have health insurance in the United States.

We Canadians have been watching the United States closely to see how the country, the only developed nation without universal health care, manages the crisis.…  Seguir leyendo »