Yes it’s true. Many physicians have sadly bought into the idea that practicing Medicine is no different from running a factory and all that matters is the bottom line.
Yes I know everyone’s gotta pay the electric bill, cover payroll and put food on the table. But what about when the physician’s covered all that? It’s a physician we’re talking about here - not a businessman. They have taken oaths to care for the weak, the oppressed, the vulnerable. No matter what color or creed. AND NO MATTER HOW RICH OR POOR.
Sure, they’ll pay lip service to the fact that “patients matter”, but they won’t mention the secret that, to them, profits matter more. Much more.
Yes it’s true: A physician who cares for a Medicaid patient gets paid little more than someone working in a soup kitchen. Little more than a volunteer helping rebuild a community after a hurricane. Little more than emceeing a trivia night for charity.
And that’s the point.
2 million Veterans on Medicaid.
9 million Children on Medicaid.
Refusing Medicaid is refusing them.
Don’t enable urgent cares that don’t accept Medicaid.
If you care about Veterans and Children. If you care about people on low incomes. Please consider where you take your family next time you need urgent care. Please use your private health insurance at an urgent care that does GIVE. At an urgent care that does treat Medicaid patients.
Please share this among friends and family, and ever so slowly we can change our community mindset.
If a restaurateur proudly says he doesn’t give food to the hungry but he will feed the poor as long as they pay him.......
It’s like an urgent care operator who proudly says he doesn’t accept Medicaid but he will treat the uninsured as long as they pay him.
Has any urgent care operator said that recently?
Think about that.
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Downtown Urgent Care
916 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO 63101
Monday to Friday: 7am-7pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9am-5pm
Creve Coeur Urgent Care
13035 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Monday to Saturday: 10am-6pm
North City Urgent Care
6113 Ridge Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63133
Monday to Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED