It happens every day in Kentucky’s health care system. You are sick and want to see a physician, but there is a long wait—sometimes days, weeks or even months. Instead of waiting, perhaps you go to the emergency room, where costs are significantly higher and large crowds often await treatment.
Once treatment is received, you may be told additional tests are needed to rule out other more serious conditions. This means more costs in the form of high deductibles, more time spent away from family or work and more emotional stress awaiting results that may not reveal any problems.