My pdoc wants me to see a medical doctor because my blood work shows that I am borderline diabetic, have borderline high cholesterol, and my blood pressure was also slightly elevated at my appointment. My health has been in the same state for about 6 years, although now I am apparently anemic as well – which could have something to do with my sleeping so much.
So he referred me to a “low-cost” clinic in the area since my Medi-cal shar of cost is $1300/ month. So I contacted the clinic today to find out about their sliding fee scale program and as it turns out since I have the share-of-cost I don’t qualify for their discount program and would have to pay full price which is in the neighborhood of $300 a visit depending on what needs done. The person told me my best bet would be to CANCEL my medi-cal so that I qualify for the discount program. Which is all fine and great unless I have to be hospitalized or go to the ER for something. Then not so good. I am more worried about that several THOUSAND dollar bill that I might get some day, than I am about going to this clinic. Ugh.
Hate. The. Healthcare. System!