I have been saving up some $$ to go to an Endo to get my diabetes officially diagnosed and hopefully get the help and guidence I need. I decided to call around to get some pricing for visits so I knew what I needed to take with me. You know what I mean…money, cash, dinero??
This dropped my jaw. The voice on the other side of the phone told me "We don't accept self-pay patients."
I was astounded. I called the other Endo (I live in a small town and we only have two) The same thing came out of her mouth. I couldn't believe it.
All this time I thought I wouldn't be able to go to a doctor because I couldn't afford it without insurance. Now I find I can't go because I only have CASH to pay with. What is wrong with these people? I have been denyed my choice of helthcare professional not because I couldn't pay, but because I don't pay with inusrance.
Is there some kind of recourse I have?
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