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1 in 3 Medi-Cal Enrollees Delay Care on Cost Concerns



In what may be viewed as a national bellwether, a survey of Medi-Cal enrollees shows that one in five patients don't think the California Medicaid program provides access to high quality medical care and another 10% aren't sure.



1 comments on "1 in 3 Medi-Cal Enrollees Delay Care on Cost Concerns"
M. Bennet Broner, PhD (5/31/2012 at 11:39 AM)

Though undeniably some people have to forgo some health care, I've found far too often that it is not a question of economics, but choices. The same person who complains about not having a medication copay smokes a pack of cigarettes daily and has little interest in reducing this number. If s/he reduced her smoking by only four a day, she's have sufficient money for the copay in less than a week. Similarly, older individuals spend hugh amounts of money annually on nostrums with little therapeutic value, but complain about insufficient funds for health care. At some point, there has to be personal responsibility rather than system blame!