medical indigency

medical indigency

[in′dijen′sē]
the lack of financial reserves adequate to pay for medical care, especially that of a person or family able to manage other basic living expenses.
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44) To some extent, it is unfair to indict Medicare's PPS for its impact on the uncompensated care problem since the program was not designed to address medical indigency.
But unbiased contractors could not tolerate the unfairness of medical indigency.
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