The waiting game: Where can uninsured patients find surgery?
Leticia isn’t sure where she is on the waitlist.
She knows it’s been about seven months since she asked a pro bono surgery program for help with her aching left knee, and her doctor says it could be another half a year until her number comes up. She knows there are other patients in front of her who can’t afford the procedure, and who, like her, are depending on volunteer physicians to get their lives back on track.
Click here to hear or read the full story by Sammy Caiola, reporting for the USC Center for Health Journalism News Collaborative.