BC Advantage - 2005 Issue 11

Medical Records Create Problems For Evacuees

Patients Should Ask For Medical Record CopiesHOUSTON -- Nearly two months ago Hurricane Katrina lit the fuse on a chain reaction that has changed the city of New Orleans and the face of Houston. Thousands of new residents in the Bayou City have added all sorts of challenges. But the biggest is medical issues -- from chronic to life threatening illnesses, the KPRC Local 2 Troubleshooters reported Tuesday.Thousands of evacuees poured off buses at Reliant Park. Their entire lives were reduced to a little more than a suitcase or garbage bag.Evacuees such as Edgar Romero lost more...

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