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Letter: Is Scripps Health too big to care?

I am a Scripps Health patient and will soon be a Scripps orphan. 

Next year, Scripps will no longer be taking HMOs (health maintenance organization), only PPOs (preferred provider organizations).  

For individuals, this will be $200 a month, $500 a couple. 

As a Social Security recipient, I cannot afford that. I have all my specialists at Scripps Coastal, including my cardiologist after I was diagnosed with heart failure. Now, I will have no cardiologist.  

This is very traumatic and depressing for me. I would like to hear someone from Scripps recite the Hippocratic oath.

Edward Kosman


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