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Absolutely true.

The excuse that health providers are forced to use excessive diagnostics to thwart malpractice suits has grown tiresome. In my day you bought expensive radiology equipment knowing it would pay for itself in years and maximize your profit thereafter. Soon a full series of x-rays were the answer to solving every problem presented when patients had insurance coverage but spot shots would suffice when they didn’t. This wasn’t a different standard of care for the patient but an abuse of the insurance company. This was not something I personally participated in BTW and was often told how much it was costing me or putting me in legal jeopardy while no one claimed it was costing my patients quality of care.

Now I’m retired and recently found myself shopping for a new provider because my previous one retired and referred me to someone in a co-op who was insisting I follow up on all referrals for opinions from specialists within their system of care providers.

It’s one of the drivers of health costs and one that would be better managed by having a centralized insurer because under the present system insurance companies are competing for customers and unable to invest the time and administration cost necessary to police for profit health care. Instead they trust the beneficiary to control costs but when emergencies arise choices are limited and when general care is the issue it’s not so easy to shop around to find a doctor capable of putting your care before the demands of an administrative review.

And don’t even get me started with demanding an itemized list of billings from a hospital…

Eli

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New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 711 Jock 03-Dec-18 08:22
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Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 96 adequatedane 03-Dec-18 19:47
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Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 94 adequatedane 03-Dec-18 21:03
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 96 eli stills 03-Dec-18 22:52
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 97 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 00:26
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 96 eli stills 04-Dec-18 02:05
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 90 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 15:24
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 88 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 15:40
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 84 Poster Boy 04-Dec-18 17:37
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 115 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 22:19
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 125 eli stills 04-Dec-18 23:32
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 131 adequatedane 05-Dec-18 03:36
More Adequate Disinformation! 87 eli stills 05-Dec-18 04:02
Just stupidity 87 adequatedane 05-Dec-18 23:46
Re: Just stupidity 72 WhoWeird 05-Dec-18 23:49
Re: Just stupidity 83 eli stills 06-Dec-18 02:00
And Even More stupidity 80 adequatedane 06-Dec-18 14:30
Re: And Even More stupidity 89 eli stills 06-Dec-18 19:35
Your Imitating Yourself 77 adequatedane 06-Dec-18 20:26
Re: Your Imitating Yourself 98 eli stills 06-Dec-18 23:20
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 93 Audrey 07-Dec-18 03:09
Ah More Ignorance 116 adequatedane 07-Dec-18 12:07
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Re: Ah More Ignorance 91 adequatedane 11-Dec-18 17:36
Re: Ah More Ignorance 81 eli stills 11-Dec-18 18:32
Re: Ah More Ignorance 83 Warwick 11-Dec-18 20:06
Ah More BS and Lies 79 adequatedane 11-Dec-18 21:13
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Re: Ah More BS and Lies 143 eli stills 11-Dec-18 22:29
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 141 Thunderbird 11-Dec-18 17:27
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 78 adequatedane 11-Dec-18 17:40
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Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 134 adequatedane 03-Dec-18 21:07
The links to both study and review 151 drrayeye 03-Dec-18 21:21
Re: The links to both study and review 79 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 03:06
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 101 ldennyjr 03-Dec-18 23:07
You're proving Mike right 88 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 00:24
Re: You're proving Mike right 85 WhoWeird 04-Dec-18 00:39
Re: You're proving Mike right 90 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 15:47
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 100 muppedo 03-Dec-18 23:25
Read the report 87 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 00:28
Two major issues 104 Race Jackson 04-Dec-18 00:08
Re: Two major issues 93 muppedo 04-Dec-18 00:17
Re: Two major issues 80 eli stills 04-Dec-18 02:22
Re: Two major issues 93 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-18 02:31
Re: Two major issues 80 eli stills 04-Dec-18 03:11
Re: Two major issues 83 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-18 03:35
Re: Two major issues 79 eli stills 04-Dec-18 04:38
Re: Two major issues 95 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 03:47
Re: Two major issues 85 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-18 03:58
Re: Two major issues 82 eli stills 04-Dec-18 05:01
Re: Two major issues 88 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 18:59
Re: Two major issues 80 eli stills 04-Dec-18 20:09
Re: Two major issues 76 Poster Boy 04-Dec-18 22:15
Amen brother 75 eli stills 04-Dec-18 23:46
Re: Two major issues 72 WhoWeird 04-Dec-18 20:33
As Suspected the Plan has Problems. Who Would of Thought? 91 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 04:23
Haven't read it--have you 92 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 05:18
Re: Haven't read it--have you 85 WhoWeird 04-Dec-18 12:48
Is the Comic Book Version Better? 78 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 15:39
Ray Your a Trip 82 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 14:59
Re: Haven't read it--have you 81 Jock 04-Dec-18 17:45
Re: Haven't read it--have you 79 Poster Boy 04-Dec-18 18:31
Re: Haven't read it--have you 97 muppedo 04-Dec-18 23:46
Re: Haven't read it--have you 79 eli stills 05-Dec-18 01:13
Re: Haven't read it--have you 86 Aine 05-Dec-18 01:46
Re: Haven't read it--have you 84 eli stills 05-Dec-18 01:55
Re: Haven't read it--have you 81 WhoWeird 05-Dec-18 02:13
Re: Haven't read it--have you 105 Jock 06-Dec-18 07:15
Re: Haven't read it--have you 94 muppedo 09-Dec-18 20:14
Can we Trust Doctors... 87 cladking 04-Dec-18 17:00
Can we trust Trumpers 87 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 19:06
Re: Can we trust Trumpers 82 Poster Boy 04-Dec-18 19:41
Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 86 Warwick 04-Dec-18 19:36
Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 123 solaremp 04-Dec-18 19:41
Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 83 cladking 05-Dec-18 03:11
Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 133 Aine 05-Dec-18 16:18
Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 148 Poster Boy 05-Dec-18 16:44
Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 149 Aine 05-Dec-18 16:48
Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 79 cladking 09-Dec-18 16:49
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Re: Realities of Liberal Medicare for All Plan! 81 eli stills 04-Dec-18 20:22
Re: Realities of Liberal Medicare for All Plan! 84 Warwick 04-Dec-18 20:29
Re: Realities of Liberal Medicare for All Plan! 85 eli stills 04-Dec-18 20:37
Haven't read the report either--have you 91 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 20:43
Re: Haven't read the report either--have you 90 Sirfiroth 05-Dec-18 14:11
Re: Haven't read the report either--have you 80 Warwick 05-Dec-18 15:07
Mike has your number 82 drrayeye 05-Dec-18 15:07
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Re: Mike has your number 85 eli stills 06-Dec-18 02:07
Re: Mike has your number 87 WhoWeird 06-Dec-18 02:19
I don't give a damn! 93 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 03:44
Re: I don't give a damn! 84 Jock 06-Dec-18 07:03
LOL 80 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 14:19
Re: Mike has your number 93 Warwick 06-Dec-18 17:13
It doesn't register, does it? 84 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 18:26
Scriiieetcchhhh!!! 95 Warwick 06-Dec-18 18:35
LOL, It still doesn't register, does it? 82 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 19:03
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