The high moral integrity of physicians who won’t accept ARKids insurance | Street Jazz

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The high moral integrity of physicians who won’t accept ARKids insurance

Posted By on Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 11:36 AM

There are those in the world who applaud doctors who take what they believe to be a “principled” stand and refuse to accept Medicare patients, as if somehow they are taking a stand for Truth, Justice and the American Way against the forces of encroaching socialism and all-around moral-decay.

Oh, they might accept the human beings as patients, but they make a big to-do about not having anything to do with Medicare. This usually finds them lauded by conservative columnists who aren’t on Medicare themselves, who would have us believe that these doctors are on the front-lines of some moral patriotic battlefield.

Less is written - when it is written at all - about the stalwarts in the medical community who refuse to accept patients covered by ARKids health insurance. Some parents report having a terrible time finding adequate medical/dental care for their children.

ARKIds provides coverage for over 70,000 children in Arkansas who would have otherwise gone without insurance. It has been a lifesaver for many parents and, obviously, their children.

It seems to me that these same columnists should be telling us all about the high moral integrity of these physicians who would turn children away. And yet, they are curiously silent on this issue.

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