I looked at my patient, who struggled to walk three feet to the bathroom, holding onto the garbage can and the sink to reach the toilet without sliding to the floor. Doctors don't typically see their patients' hospital bills, but Mr. Santo's six-day stay likely cost our hospital over $12,000. As a monthly stint, this adds to over $100,000 per year.
Mayra Melendez graduated from Maryland's Salisbury University last month with a degree in international studies. On campus, Mayra has been a leader of immigrant student activism. While there, she helped organize the Undocumented Students Forum with the hope of increasing undocumented student resources at the university