AirTalk for December 8, 2009

Dental payment abuses

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A dentist prepares to clean a patient's teeth in this photo illustration at a dentist's office on October 12, 2009

There’s a way for people without a lot of money to pay for health care needs – from eyeglasses to root canals. It’s called a CareCredit card. In theory, this approach to financing medical costs allows patients to visit doctors when they want to and pay for care using a designated credit account. But one Inglewood woman says her dentist misused the credit card to rip her off. Patricia Nazario joins Larry to talk about CareCredit and how some dentists might be misusing it.

Guest:


Patricia Nazario, KPCC Reporter


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