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.”

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