Return UNC Healthcare to its mission

PETITION re: New Policies and Operational Changes at UNC Hospitals Erskine Bowles, President General Administration The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27599 We the undersigned, residents of Orange and adjacent counties, are concerned about new policies and operational changes recently enacted within the UNC Health Care System. In signing this petition we are particularly mindful of the plaque placed on the wall when the main hospital was dedicated on 23 September 1952:

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Petition is sponsored by The Coalition for Continuity of Care for the Geriatric Community, Florence Gray Soltys, Chair. 301 Pittsboro Street CB#3550 Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3550

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CEO Roper speaks of a 25% discount for the uninsured. The question is a discount of what price list UNC Heathcare has hundreds of price lists so is he discounting the highest or the lowest Or something in between The uninsured working poor should get the Medicaid price list. See recent news coverage: http://www.newsobserver.com/150/story/484822.html http://www.newsobserver.com/579/story/482369.html http://www.newsobserver.com/559/story/480697.html http://www.heraldsun.com/orange/10-765288.html http://www.newsobserver.com/722/story/480542.html. http://media.www.dailytarheel.com/media/storage/paper885/news/2006/08/23/University/Unc-Hospitals.Draws.Ire.For.Business.Focus-2237725.shtmlsourcedomain=www.dailytarheel.com&MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com http://www.dailytarheel.com/news/2006/08/30/University/Officials.Address.Health.Care.Concerns-2251254.shtml&mkey=2153535 http://www.heraldsun.com/orange/10-762963.html http://www.newsobserverecom/102/story/476459.html Perks for profit or better care see: http://www.newsobserver.com/559/story/466545.html Roper\'s Plan to make UNC Healthcare in the for-profit model see http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/stories/2005/03/28/story4.html See Nonprofit Hospitals Face Scrutiny Over Practices http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/19/politics/19health.htmlex=1300424400&en=810a318c75ff0da3&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss Orange County Democratic Party 2006 Resolution Eight at: http://orangedems.com/platform.shtml

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