Walgreens: no new Medicaid patients as of April 16

"Walgreens: no new Medicaid patients as of April 16

Effective April 16, Walgreens drugstores across the state won’t take any new Medicaid patients, saying that filling their prescriptions is a money-losing proposition — the latest development in an ongoing dispute over Medicaid reimbursement.

The company, which operates 121 stores in the state, will continue filling Medicaid prescriptions for current patients."…

Entire article here: seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011367936_walgreens18m.html

Medicaid, in many states, expects the medical provider to be a donor to charity. In some states, the reimbursements to doctors is so low that it costs the docs money just to see Medicaid patient for a routine physical.

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