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Dr. Stacy Taylor, president of the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians
Dr. Stacy Taylor, president of the Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians, said she's become accustomed to patients trying to cut corners to avoid costs they can't afford.
"We're faced with the fact that people are reluctant to get the medications that they need or the diagnostic studies that they need or to see us for preventive care because they can't afford to," said Taylor, who has a practice in Torrington. "If you're a health care provider, that's sad to see."
Taylor said she can understand why some of her patients see the ACA -- as Big Brother over their shoulder,"butt she thinks the plan's inherent flaws ultimately serve the greater good of increasing healthcare access. "Just two days ago, I had someone call and say they want antibiotics, but didn't want to be seen by a doctor because they couldn't afford to come in," she said. "But is it good medicine to treat someone you haven┐t seen, and just talking to them on the phone? No, that┐s not good medicine."
June 30, 2012