Patient Voice: Patient Views on Access to Care

Patient advocates Bob Tufts, George Acker, Eileen Brewer, and David Kottler respond to efforts to limit patient access to care. What do these patients have to say to insurance companies and non-profit organizations that “turn people into little inhuman dots on a chart”?

  • Bob: “I just want the care to be delivered by a doctor. Period. With no interference, no one coming in between.”
  • George: “Are you a human being, or are you a number on a paper?
  • Eileen: “My doctor is willing to have a conversation with me and try any of the options that are available… and my insurance company says no.”
  • David: “Somewhere along the line, there’s somebody that’s able to diminish my quality of life, and it shouldn’t be.”

Follow Bob Tufts on Twitter: @TuftsB

You’ll receive updates about new resources, patient stories and insights, advocacy work, and alerts about patient-support events.

The latest about patient advocacy

Join our Email List

Get notified about new stories and resources to empower patients and caregivers.