Do hospitals and doctors have a right to refuse releasing a prescription given for high blood pressure until a past due bill that was owed before obama care was initiated???


Private care providers can refuse non-emergency care, public hospitals can't. Insurers can refuse to pay claims after 30 days of non-payment of premiums. That is the rule of thumb for what care and claims can be denied and what can't.

We don't recall anything in the law that addresses this specifically. However, it does seem like withholding your medication due to non-payment doesn't sound right. If this issue is occurring at a hospital we would suggest moving your compliant higher up the management  chain to find resolution.

This article from does a good job of explaining your legal rights to care.

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