Self-advocacy and socio-economic factors

Judy Endow has written about two dental experiences- the first when she was a state medical insurance patient, and the second when she had private health insurance.  She used the same self-advocacy techniques in each case, but the treatment she received varied greatly.  She made a sarcastic reference about the need to teach self-advocacy skills based on a person’s socio-economic status- but the real issue is society’s attitudes towards poor people.

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