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Do I Have to Pay My Co-pay?

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Do I Have to Pay My Co-pay?

The answer is yes. It’s a contractual agreement both you and I have with your insurance company. Your agreement is to pay the co­pay at the time of each visit. By the rules of your insurance company, I am required to collect the fee at the time of the visit and am not allowed to write off that part of your payment. Forgetting about insurance company regulations, your co­pay is an important part of how I pay my staff, my rent, and the many other expenses necessary for you to obtain the quality care you want. In an ideal world, all health care would be free – but so would food, shelter, clothing, cars, and higher education. The reality of our world is that it takes money to run a medical office and your co­pay is an important part of paying those expenses.