New York Times: Letter to the Editor – Charity and healthcare

The PAN Foundation wrote to the New York Times that safety net programs are unable to keep up with a growing need. In our daily conversations with hundreds of patients and caregivers, it is clear that health insurance is not enough. High cost-sharing in the form of deductibles and coinsurance creates insurmountable barriers to medically necessary treatment, forcing patients to make impossible financial choices, like missing rent or car payments.