Lessons of a Weekend of Free Health Care

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RAM (Remote Area Medical) in Tennessee. When the numbers are totaled, Expedition No. 587 into America's health care jungle will be recorded as followed: Over 1 1/2 days, 701 patients have come through RAM's doors. Its dentists have extracted 852 teeth and filled 234 others; 345 pairs of eyes have been tested; 87 people have been examined by a medical doctor. If RAM was going to send out a bill, it would total $138,370.

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