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North Carolina Memorial Hospital officials
Monday disputed published reports that up
to 20 percent of the money it is supposed to
collect from patients goes uncollected. State
records show that the facility loses more
money per patient billed than any other hos
pital in the state, and taxpayers pick up the
Walter Parris, the hospital's director of fis
cal services, said the reports of the hospital's
bill collection rate failed to recognize the
distinction between the cost of providing free
care to poor people and actual bad debts.
"There is a big difference between those
who can't pay and those who won't pay,"
Parris said. "As a state institution, part of our
mission is to provide quality care to anyone
who needs it, regardless of his ability to pay
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At the end of the fiscal year ending June
30, 19C0, the hospital had uncollected bills
totaling $13 million from $66 million in pa
tient charges. The General Assembly allocat
ed $16 million for that period, and this yearj
has tentatively approved a $25 m i! I ion outlay.
A $26 million expenditure is being considered
for next year.
Unlike most hospitals in the state, Parris
said. Memorial, places no ceiling or restrictions
on the number of indigent patients it treats.
He said almost $13 million of the $16.4
million in patient charges that were written
off was for the care of patients who couldn't
afford to pay. Bad debts money lost be
cause patients refused to pay amounted
to $3.5 million.
"Our bad debts are only about 4 percent
of our total charge," Parris said. "That is an
exceedingly low rate for a teaching hospital
such as ours. We feel we are doing an out
standing job for collecting for services from
patients who can afford to pay "
Parris also disputed reports that the hos
pital failed to provide adequate financial
counseling for patients. He said the hospital
worked "as vigorously as we can" to identify
sources of financial aid for poor patients so
their charges would not have to be paid for
by appropriations from the legislature. ,
ECHANKAR announces an introductory talk entitled "A
GREATER REALITY" at 8 p m in the Union. Everyone is welcome
CAROLINA GAY ASSOCIATION business meeting Jury 13. 7:30
p m., room 218 in the Union. Contact Lee Mullis at 962-3074 for
more information,, .
The Campus Y is sponsoring a program entitled "A took at
Reagan Economics" July 21 at 8 p m. in Joyner dormitory. Doctors
Richard F. Froyan and Ralph Pfoots from the Economics Depart
ment and Dr. William R. Keech from the Political Science Depart
ment will speak
The YWCA Coalition lot Battered Women is offering a 3 V hour
training program for men and women who would like to be vol
unteer advocates. The course starts Saturday, luly 11, from 9 a m.
to 3 p m. at the Durham YWCA and the remaining sessions will be
held every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9.30 p m..
T. Aberg from the Helsinki University of Technology in Helsinki,
Finland, will speak on "Information-theoretical interpretation of
Rydberg-state excitation, multiple ionization, and charge distribu- ,
tion in atoms" luly 13 at 10 a m. in 258 Phillips Hall
ITEMS OF INTEREST
The Campus V is sponsoring a film series consisting of the fol
lowing films: Nofhinu But A Man. luly 14, and Cuess Who's Commit
to Dinner, luly 28 Both films will be shown in 100 Hamilton Hall
at 8 p m and a discussion will follow each showing
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' Graduate student Melissa Pilkington, 31, said
the decision was unfair. "Women should have the .
right to serve in the military if they want to," she
Pilkington said women might be physically
weaker than men depending on the combat situ
ation. "It's really difficult to say, but there are
some men who are weaker than some women."
Jane Davis, 21, a full-time library assistant at
the University, said she was against the draft but
if the military drafted men it also ought to draft
women. She said women were possibly physically
.weaker than men in combat but there were plenty -of
non-combat jobs for those women.
John DiMeglio, 46, a visiting history scholar
from Mankato, Minn., said the court ruling was
discriminatory. "Assuming this is a nation of equal
rights, it should be one of equal risks. Women
have fought well all through history," he said.
"Women in general are physically weaker than
men, but I know a pile of women I would not
mess with," DiMeglio said. DiMeglio said that he
coached varsity women's basketball for seven
years and there were some women he would pre
fer in a combat situation.
"The Supreme Court avoided the issue by stress
ing the combat roles," DiMeglio said. "Are we a
nation of equal rights?"
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