What are my rights as a patient who happens to be disabled to receive medical care from a healthcare system of her choice?

Asked over 1 year ago - Anaheim, CA

I am 51, disabled female, who has Medicare/Medicaid as her health care insurance. I have been denied access to two large medical groups within the Catholic Health care System. I think I have been discriminated against because of my disabilities. The providers were not the ones to tell me I could no longer be seen by them. It was people within the organization that told me I was not an acceptable patient to be treated by any of the doctors, specialists, or surgeons. These people did not care that I am disabled, suffer from medical issues, etc. These people do not care how hard it is for me to find and retain doctors, specialists, and surgeons who would like to treat me. I prefer receiving care from the Catholic Health System. What are my legal rights?

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Harry Edward Hudson Jr

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . You have offered nothing in support of your post except mere supposition. I would be willing to bet that Catholic Health Care actually treats people with disabilities the same as yours or similar.

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  2. Peter Cameron

    Contributor Level 12

    Answered . We need more facts so we can give you the appropriate advice. Good luck

    877-603-8473 - Peter S. Cameron, Esq. 2445 Fifth Ave. #350, San Diego, CA 92101 - Call 24/7 for a FREE CONSULTATION!
  3. Robert Jason De Groot


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . I agree with Mr. Hudson.

    R. Jason de Groot, Esq., 386-337-8239

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