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Monday Morning Motivation | When Patients Can't Afford Care

Posted by William Esteb on

William D Esteb

#7 of 13 questions to ask yourself: What does it mean when patients say they can't afford care?

Many patients use the convenient excuse that they can't afford to continue their care when their symptoms subside or when their insurance carrier balks.

These may be patients who drive nicer cars than you (leased), live in a nicer neighborhood than you (renting), take wintertime cruises (on credit) and seem to be more than affluent enough to afford a monthly chiropractic checkup.

More likely, what these patients are revealing is that they value other things more than their health. That's their right of course.

Consult countless websites listing various human values and you'll discover that there are hundreds of different things patients can value. If health isn't in their top 10 or so, you can light your hair on fire and patients will still turn up their nose.

Don't take it personally.

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