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Comment : Re: Re: Re: Re: Thank god you didn't need surgery!
Posted by Annette on Mon 4:09am 18 October 2004
Blame the lawmakers-I think. If a Dr. or health provider accepts a certain insurance, then they must accept the payment from said provider as payment in full. Specifically the reason a lot of them DON'T accept medicaid-because medicaid doesn't pay very much. As a matter of fact, they pay so little, an OS is only required to accept 2 medicaid patients per year (possibly all specialists?). An OS will end paying out of their pocket if they operate on a medicaid patient!
Anyway-give it a whirl! All they can do is say no, then be forced to accept your minimal payment. Make sure you do whatever you have to to keep things out of collections! You're too young to have your credit messed up with this!