How do copays affect the decisions you or your family make about your healthcare and your budget?
Is there anything else you’d like us to know?
Please tell us how some or all of these changes affect you, your family, or your community. As a case manager, I work very closely with clients who have little to no income. The copays affect them by causing them to make the choice of healthcare versus food or another necessary expense. Clients are choosing to cancel appointments because they do not have the copay, so they are either not going to appointments for the care their physicians think they need, or they are prolonging the appointments and possibly making a situation worse.