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Impatient: What happens when doctors choose to only take cash?




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When we talk about more accessible healthcare for Americans, we generally mean helping more people get health insurance. That's one of the main goals of the Affordable Care Act, but some doctors are opting out of that system. 

They don't take insurance and deal with their patients on a cash basis.

Why are some doctors making this change, and what does it mean for their patients?

Southern California Public Radio's health reporter Rebecca Plevin has been looking into these questions. She joins us every week for her weekly consumer health focused segment called "Impatient." If you'd like to read more about this topic head on over to KPCC's health blog.

If you'd like to hear the entire conversation click on the audio embedded at the top of the post.