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Unformatted text preview: The problem with having private insurance or a government funded insurance policy is that not all services may be covered and especially with government funded plans they will only pay for the things that they consider to be absolutely medically necessary. They also do not always pay for any medications except for generic versions which are not always the same as non-generic versions of a medication and might not be as beneficial to the patient. Another problem with government funded insurance policies such as Medi-cal, it can be very difficult for a patient to get a referral to see a spet for things such as mental health, physical therapy and vision or dental. In most cases Medi-cal will only pay for the initial vision or dental exam but will not cover the cost of glasses or braces. References; Choosing a Medigap Program, www.medicare.gov...
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- Spring '11