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John Q. Crystal Beere HCS/235 March 16, 2015 Steve Linerode

John Q. John is like many people in the country that have a low income job. He is working a full time job but still doesn’t make enough to afford insurance on his own so he has Medicaid. This limits his options on coverage and who he can go to. He has a condition that needs medical attention, high blood pressure, but because of his insurance he is finding it hard to get the care he needs. Many people have that problem but there are solutions to get the care you need. John lives in a rural area that doesn’t have any primary care doctors that take his insurance. He was able to find two doctors in his area but not a primary care physician. The closest primary care physician he found is forty minutes away from his home. This is a challenge for him because he catches a ride to work or relies on public transportation. These problems are mutable, which means they can change. He could move to a different place, closer to the doctor he needs to see. Although with his low income job he might not be able to afford a place closer to the doctor he needs to see. He could also invest in getting a car. The cheapest option for him would to be get a car so he doesn’t have to rely on others to take him and possibly miss an appointment. He could still catch a ride with a friend or use public transportation if he wants to save on gas so he has it to get to his appointments if he wants. Sometimes the best option for people on low incomes is to use the car as little as possible to save the gas in case you need money for something else. If he was to miss an appointment at the doctor it could take him a while to get back in since you have to schedule appointments two weeks in advance. It could take him months to get back in because of the two weeks in…...

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