Request from Cambridge Hospital Patient Accounts for Gordon Copeland's income information in order to obtain Free Care.

Title

Request from Cambridge Hospital Patient Accounts for Gordon Copeland's income information in order to obtain Free Care.

Description

This packet contains a letter from the Cambridge Hospital Patient Accounts Department, addressed to Charles Shively's partner Gordon Copeland, stating that his Free Care status had been denied due to lack of income verification. The letter encloses an application for Free Care. These materials are dated April 16, 1996 - approximately 5 months after Gordon's death in November 23, 1995. The enclosed application states that Gordon was employed at Drumlins Pub in Cambridge, MA from the 1970s until the date of his passing, and includes a copy of Gordon's W-2 statement from 1995 reporting $2,280 in state wages, tips, etc.

It is not clear if this application was partly filled out by Charles Shively in order to obtain coverage for Gordon's past medical bills, or if it had been partially filled out by someone at the Cambridge Hospital who simply was not aware of his death.

Creator

Cambridge Hospital Patient Accounts

Date

April 16, 1996

Format

8.5"x11"

Files

THP-0074-1-4-25 not uploaded.tif

Citation

Cambridge Hospital Patient Accounts, “Request from Cambridge Hospital Patient Accounts for Gordon Copeland's income information in order to obtain Free Care. ,” Documented | Digital Collections of The History Project, accessed May 27, 2017, http://historyproject.omeka.net/items/show/352.

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