MANAGED CARE December 1998. ©1998 Stezzi Communications
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To get or to skip care? Coverage makes the difference

Not surprisingly, many uninsured adults either do not get or postpone care they need. But a recent Kaiser/Commonwealth Fund survey suggests that adults who receive Medicaid benefits also skip or put off care -- and that, because of expense, adult Medicaid patients are less likely to fill prescriptions than those without insurance -- despite the fact that Medicaid plans offer at least some pharmacy coverage.

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SOURCE: UNINSURED IN AMERICA, KAISER COMMISSION ON MEDICAID AND THE UNINSURED, WASHINGTON, 1998