Integrity represents more than 200 doctors and providers in 47 clinics and facilities located in 23 communities. Among them are
Integrity does not represent
The consequences of
"From a clinic standpoint, the potential loss of over 50 percent of our patients would be hard to overcome," Shelton said.
It also would be hard on patients, she said, because there's no alternative close to the Cromwell facility -- particularly considering that
Dugan, who lives on a farm near
"I'm frankly sad and a little panicked that
In a statement,
Shelton wasn't impressed by that argument.
"It's because of the partnership that we have with Integrity Health Network that we're able to provide the high quality of care that we have been providing," she said.
She and Tucker also complained that
"And when you call customer service,
Tucker held out hope that there might be a legislative fix for the loss of the
But state Rep.
State regulations require the insurer to have adequate coverage in the areas they serve, she said. But as long as
She has met both with the insurer and Integrity, Schultz said, and
"A lot of these folks ... complain about too much government regulation," Schultz said. "And here they're asking: What can the government do? We can't. ... If you want the private markets to work, this is what happens in private markets."
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