UMC’s senior leadership team says that if the levels of uninsured go back to what they were a few years years — 35 percent of patients didn’t have insurance — taxpayer money would again be needed to bail out the public hospital.
Dr. Dale Carrison is 77 and still going strong. An admitted screw-up as a young man, he become a sheriff’s deputy and an FBI agent, then an auto parts salesman. A monster midlife crisis turned him into a doctor.
After Brandon Moran came down with an illness that forced him onto dialysis, his friend Jacob McCulloch decided to see if he could donate a kidney to Moran, which would allow him to live a normal life.
In order to provide a solid future for their children, Fabian Coleman and his wife, Nina, have saved money so he can go to truck driving school and buy his own truck. Now he worries that technology could end his dream and throw millions of truckers out work.
On February 27, 2008, after announcing at a news conference that tens of thousands of Southern Nevadans would have to be tested for hepatitis C and HIV, the young man who’d never been the focus of public attention would find himself thrust into the public eye for years.