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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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Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 104 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 00:26
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 101 eli stills 04-Dec-18 02:05
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Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 133 eli stills 04-Dec-18 23:32
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 151 adequatedane 05-Dec-18 03:36
More Adequate Disinformation! 94 eli stills 05-Dec-18 04:02
Just stupidity 92 adequatedane 05-Dec-18 23:46
Re: Just stupidity 79 WhoWeird 05-Dec-18 23:49
Re: Just stupidity 91 eli stills 06-Dec-18 02:00
And Even More stupidity 88 adequatedane 06-Dec-18 14:30
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Your Imitating Yourself 83 adequatedane 06-Dec-18 20:26
Re: Your Imitating Yourself 108 eli stills 06-Dec-18 23:20
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Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 158 Thunderbird 11-Dec-18 17:27
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Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 145 adequatedane 03-Dec-18 21:07
The links to both study and review 163 drrayeye 03-Dec-18 21:21
Re: The links to both study and review 85 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 03:06
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 104 ldennyjr 03-Dec-18 23:07
You're proving Mike right 94 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 00:24
Re: You're proving Mike right 90 WhoWeird 04-Dec-18 00:39
Re: You're proving Mike right 95 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 15:47
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 110 muppedo 03-Dec-18 23:25
Read the report 93 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 00:28
Two major issues 111 Race Jackson 04-Dec-18 00:08
Re: Two major issues 104 muppedo 04-Dec-18 00:17
Re: Two major issues 85 eli stills 04-Dec-18 02:22
Re: Two major issues 98 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-18 02:31
Re: Two major issues 87 eli stills 04-Dec-18 03:11
Re: Two major issues 89 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-18 03:35
Re: Two major issues 85 eli stills 04-Dec-18 04:38
Re: Two major issues 102 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 03:47
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Re: Two major issues 88 eli stills 04-Dec-18 05:01
Re: Two major issues 93 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 18:59
Re: Two major issues 86 eli stills 04-Dec-18 20:09
Re: Two major issues 82 Poster Boy 04-Dec-18 22:15
Amen brother 80 eli stills 04-Dec-18 23:46
Re: Two major issues 78 WhoWeird 04-Dec-18 20:33
As Suspected the Plan has Problems. Who Would of Thought? 95 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 04:23
Haven't read it--have you 97 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 05:18
Re: Haven't read it--have you 90 WhoWeird 04-Dec-18 12:48
Is the Comic Book Version Better? 85 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 15:39
Ray Your a Trip 87 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 14:59
Re: Haven't read it--have you 87 Jock 04-Dec-18 17:45
Re: Haven't read it--have you 83 Poster Boy 04-Dec-18 18:31
Re: Haven't read it--have you 104 muppedo 04-Dec-18 23:46
Re: Haven't read it--have you 86 eli stills 05-Dec-18 01:13
Re: Haven't read it--have you 90 Aine 05-Dec-18 01:46
Re: Haven't read it--have you 91 eli stills 05-Dec-18 01:55
Re: Haven't read it--have you 86 WhoWeird 05-Dec-18 02:13
Re: Haven't read it--have you 113 Jock 06-Dec-18 07:15
Re: Haven't read it--have you 100 muppedo 09-Dec-18 20:14
Can we Trust Doctors... 91 cladking 04-Dec-18 17:00
Can we trust Trumpers 93 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 19:06
Re: Can we trust Trumpers 87 Poster Boy 04-Dec-18 19:41
Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 92 Warwick 04-Dec-18 19:36
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Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 86 cladking 05-Dec-18 03:11
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Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 169 Aine 05-Dec-18 16:48
Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 84 cladking 09-Dec-18 16:49
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Re: Realities of Liberal Medicare for All Plan! 88 eli stills 04-Dec-18 20:22
Re: Realities of Liberal Medicare for All Plan! 90 Warwick 04-Dec-18 20:29
Re: Realities of Liberal Medicare for All Plan! 91 eli stills 04-Dec-18 20:37
Haven't read the report either--have you 95 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 20:43
Re: Haven't read the report either--have you 97 Sirfiroth 05-Dec-18 14:11
Re: Haven't read the report either--have you 84 Warwick 05-Dec-18 15:07
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Re: Mike has your number 95 WhoWeird 06-Dec-18 02:19
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Re: I don't give a damn! 88 Jock 06-Dec-18 07:03
LOL 87 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 14:19
Re: Mike has your number 99 Warwick 06-Dec-18 17:13
It doesn't register, does it? 88 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 18:26
Scriiieetcchhhh!!! 100 Warwick 06-Dec-18 18:35
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