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Doctors Balk At Vaccinating Pending Plan Reimbursement Increases
Health Leaders Media

With a state-declared epidemic of whooping cough threatening to set a 50-year record of illness and death in the state, some California physicians are refusing to administer the vaccine to adults or children, saying that health plans aren’t reimbursing them anywhere near what it costs them to buy it.

“I’m a solo practitioner, and there’s no way I can afford it,” says Marsha McKay, DO, who treats patients in Twain Harte, a small town in the Sierra foothills southeast of Sacramento.

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