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I just wish to renew my cholesterol medication, and possibly my depression medication in the future..and not having to find a new doctor to go through all the assessments.
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Thank you for your follow-up. If you are not in an emergency situation a doctor has no legal duty to take you on as a patient or to see you. He or she only has a duty to provide care if the care is emergency based or is immediately life-threatening. Therefore you cannot directly compel your current doctor to give you the script if she no longer takes cash patients. The only suggestion here if you want to stay with this doctor is to either appeal to her and ask for an exception to her rule, or obtain some sort of insurance coverage that she is going to accept. But legally there is no court order or demand letter that you could send to her that would make or compel her to treat and see you if she no longer accepts patients for cash--and as she is not violating the law with such conditions (if she did I would tell you), your options are fairly limited.
I am sorry, I truly am, but I have to be honest with you. Please do not blame the messenger if the answer is not quite what you may have hoped for in this instance. Please take care.
Thank you for your quick reply. I think I'm between a rock and a hard place right now. Can't sign up for Obamacare due to the website errors...will sign up when I can, but don't agree with the entire process!
You and me both--I have been trying to sign up since day 1 not because I agree with the process but because I am likewise self-insured, and it has been a nightmare. (And I wanted to learn the process a bit better in case others have questions). One suggestion I may have is to contact insurers directly and ask them for their health exchange plans--you can sign up through them if needed, and shop around that way since the current site is a terrible disaster.
Good luck to you!
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