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Ernest Sass, 52, (L) winces as he is attended to by Girish Bobby Kapur, M.D. (R) in a room used to see patients who don't require treatment for trauma inside the emergency room at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston, Texas July 27, 2009. Houston, the fourth-largest American city, is a case study in the extremes of the U.S. healthcare system. It boasts the immense medical center that offers top-notch care at its 13 hospitals, but also has a higher ratio of uninsured patients than any major U.S. city: about 30 percent. To match feature USA-HEALTHCARE/TEXAS REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED ST

Ernest Sass, 52, (L) winces as he is attended to by Girish Bobby Kapur, M.D. (R) in a room used to see patients who don't require treatment for trauma inside the emergency room at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston, Texas July 27, 2009.  Houston, the fourth-largest American city, is a case study in the extremes of the U.S. healthcare system.  It boasts the immense medical center that offers top-notch care at its 13 hospitals, but also has a higher ratio of uninsured patients than any major U.S. city: about 30 percent. To match feature USA-HEALTHCARE/TEXAS   REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED ST Stock Photo
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3200 x 2126 px | 27.1 x 18 cm | 10.7 x 7.1 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

31 July 2009

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Jessica Rinaldi

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Ernest Sass, 52, (L) winces as he is attended to by Girish Bobby Kapur, M.D. (R) in a room used to see patients who don't require treatment for trauma inside the emergency room at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston, Texas July 27, 2009. Houston, the fourth-largest American city, is a case study in the extremes of the U.S. healthcare system. It boasts the immense medical center that offers top-notch care at its 13 hospitals, but also has a higher ratio of uninsured patients than any major U.S. city: about 30 percent. To match feature USA-HEALTHCARE/TEXAS REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES SOCIETY HEALTH POLITICS)

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