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Unformatted text preview: the cost of Medicaid has to be considered a write-off unless the doctor has informed the patient ahead of time that a service is not covered by Medicaid. In cases such as these a patient has to sign a consent form for the procedure before they can be billed for any uncovered services. A patient may be asked to make a co-payment at the time of an office visit but these payments are usually very small. Without Federal or State involvement in medical insurance programs many people would not be able to receive any type of medical care at all. State and Federal funding helps to create programs for low income families and the homeless who need immediate care as well as some preventative care along with dental and vision programs so that they can have as good a quality of life as those who can afford medical insurance or who are eligible through employment programs. References: Medical Insurance, Chapter 11 (Axia reading material)...
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- Spring '10
- Psychology, low income families, medical insurance, Medicaid Adrienne Martin