Lyft to the Doctor?

In response to a 2019 study showing that millions of patients fail to receive required medical care due to a lack of transportation, ride-sharing company Lyft is partnering with sponsoring

healthcare organizations to let patients request rides for non-emer- gency medical appointments, vaccinations or prescription pickups. While the company tried this previ- ously with employers covering the cost for employees, these “Lyft Passes,” similar to those used to provide rides to and from Covid-19 vaccinations, would be sponsored by health plans including Medicare and Medicaid.

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