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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 92 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 00:26
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Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 104 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 22:19
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 117 eli stills 04-Dec-18 23:32
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 119 adequatedane 05-Dec-18 03:36
More Adequate Disinformation! 83 eli stills 05-Dec-18 04:02
Just stupidity 82 adequatedane 05-Dec-18 23:46
Re: Just stupidity 68 WhoWeird 05-Dec-18 23:49
Re: Just stupidity 75 eli stills 06-Dec-18 02:00
And Even More stupidity 75 adequatedane 06-Dec-18 14:30
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Your Imitating Yourself 72 adequatedane 06-Dec-18 20:26
Re: Your Imitating Yourself 89 eli stills 06-Dec-18 23:20
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Re: Ah More Ignorance 73 eli stills 11-Dec-18 18:32
Re: Ah More Ignorance 71 Warwick 11-Dec-18 20:06
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Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 125 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 121 adequatedane 03-Dec-18 21:07
The links to both study and review 141 drrayeye 03-Dec-18 21:21
Re: The links to both study and review 74 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 03:06
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 96 ldennyjr 03-Dec-18 23:07
You're proving Mike right 84 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 00:24
Re: You're proving Mike right 81 WhoWeird 04-Dec-18 00:39
Re: You're proving Mike right 85 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 15:47
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 89 muppedo 03-Dec-18 23:25
Read the report 81 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 00:28
Two major issues 99 Race Jackson 04-Dec-18 00:08
Re: Two major issues 82 muppedo 04-Dec-18 00:17
Re: Two major issues 75 eli stills 04-Dec-18 02:22
Re: Two major issues 89 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-18 02:31
Re: Two major issues 75 eli stills 04-Dec-18 03:11
Re: Two major issues 78 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-18 03:35
Re: Two major issues 74 eli stills 04-Dec-18 04:38
Re: Two major issues 90 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 03:47
Re: Two major issues 80 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-18 03:58
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Re: Two major issues 83 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 18:59
Re: Two major issues 75 eli stills 04-Dec-18 20:09
Re: Two major issues 72 Poster Boy 04-Dec-18 22:15
Amen brother 70 eli stills 04-Dec-18 23:46
Re: Two major issues 68 WhoWeird 04-Dec-18 20:33
As Suspected the Plan has Problems. Who Would of Thought? 86 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 04:23
Haven't read it--have you 88 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 05:18
Re: Haven't read it--have you 79 WhoWeird 04-Dec-18 12:48
Is the Comic Book Version Better? 73 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 15:39
Ray Your a Trip 78 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 14:59
Re: Haven't read it--have you 76 Jock 04-Dec-18 17:45
Re: Haven't read it--have you 73 Poster Boy 04-Dec-18 18:31
Re: Haven't read it--have you 87 muppedo 04-Dec-18 23:46
Re: Haven't read it--have you 74 eli stills 05-Dec-18 01:13
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Re: Haven't read it--have you 77 WhoWeird 05-Dec-18 02:13
Re: Haven't read it--have you 99 Jock 06-Dec-18 07:15
Re: Haven't read it--have you 83 muppedo 09-Dec-18 20:14
Can we Trust Doctors... 82 cladking 04-Dec-18 17:00
Can we trust Trumpers 81 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 19:06
Re: Can we trust Trumpers 78 Poster Boy 04-Dec-18 19:41
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Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 78 cladking 05-Dec-18 03:11
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Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 131 Aine 05-Dec-18 16:48
Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 75 cladking 09-Dec-18 16:49
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Re: Realities of Liberal Medicare for All Plan! 76 eli stills 04-Dec-18 20:22
Re: Realities of Liberal Medicare for All Plan! 79 Warwick 04-Dec-18 20:29
Re: Realities of Liberal Medicare for All Plan! 80 eli stills 04-Dec-18 20:37
Haven't read the report either--have you 86 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 20:43
Re: Haven't read the report either--have you 85 Sirfiroth 05-Dec-18 14:11
Re: Haven't read the report either--have you 74 Warwick 05-Dec-18 15:07
Mike has your number 77 drrayeye 05-Dec-18 15:07
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Re: Mike has your number 73 WhoWeird 06-Dec-18 02:19
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Re: I don't give a damn! 79 Jock 06-Dec-18 07:03
LOL 75 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 14:19
Re: Mike has your number 88 Warwick 06-Dec-18 17:13
It doesn't register, does it? 79 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 18:26
Scriiieetcchhhh!!! 82 Warwick 06-Dec-18 18:35
LOL, It still doesn't register, does it? 78 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 19:03
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