Per­sonal re­spon­si­bil­ity re­quired

Modern Healthcare - - OPINIONS | EDITORIALS -

Re­gard­ing the ar­ti­cle “Study finds jump in ER-re­lated ad­mis­sions,” it would be very in­ter­est­ing to see how much of the in­crease came from pa­tients cov­ered by Medi­care. Also, the in­sur­ance com­pa­nies as well as Medi­care/Med­i­caid should make pa­tients re­spon­si­ble to take care of them­selves proac­tively. If they haven’t made an ef­fort to get reg­u­lar check­ups, then they should be made to bear a larger por­tion of the cost of ER bills.

Damo Baliga, ad­min­is­tra­tor, Bendiner & Sch­lesinger, NewYork

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