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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 791 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 123 Jock 03-Dec-18 18:18
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 117 Poster Boy 04-Dec-18 17:13
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Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 114 Poster Boy 04-Dec-18 04:00
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Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 124 ldennyjr 03-Dec-18 18:37
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 118 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 117 adequatedane 03-Dec-18 21:03
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 124 eli stills 03-Dec-18 22:52
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 125 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 00:26
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 122 eli stills 04-Dec-18 02:05
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 115 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 15:24
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 113 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 15:40
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 108 Poster Boy 04-Dec-18 17:37
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 143 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 22:19
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 154 eli stills 04-Dec-18 23:32
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 169 adequatedane 05-Dec-18 03:36
More Adequate Disinformation! 111 eli stills 05-Dec-18 04:02
Just stupidity 108 adequatedane 05-Dec-18 23:46
Re: Just stupidity 95 WhoWeird 05-Dec-18 23:49
Re: Just stupidity 120 eli stills 06-Dec-18 02:00
And Even More stupidity 108 adequatedane 06-Dec-18 14:30
Re: And Even More stupidity 113 eli stills 06-Dec-18 19:35
Your Imitating Yourself 108 adequatedane 06-Dec-18 20:26
Re: Your Imitating Yourself 127 eli stills 06-Dec-18 23:20
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 116 Audrey 07-Dec-18 03:09
Ah More Ignorance 146 adequatedane 07-Dec-18 12:07
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Re: Ah More Ignorance 118 adequatedane 11-Dec-18 17:36
Re: Ah More Ignorance 106 eli stills 11-Dec-18 18:32
Re: Ah More Ignorance 109 Warwick 11-Dec-18 20:06
Ah More BS and Lies 104 adequatedane 11-Dec-18 21:13
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Re: Ah More BS and Lies 162 eli stills 11-Dec-18 22:29
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 182 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 191 Jock 03-Dec-18 20:52
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 163 adequatedane 03-Dec-18 21:07
The links to both study and review 185 drrayeye 03-Dec-18 21:21
Re: The links to both study and review 100 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 03:06
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 121 ldennyjr 03-Dec-18 23:07
You're proving Mike right 111 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 00:24
Re: You're proving Mike right 110 WhoWeird 04-Dec-18 00:39
Re: You're proving Mike right 113 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 15:47
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 127 muppedo 03-Dec-18 23:25
Read the report 111 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 00:28
Two major issues 128 Race Jackson 04-Dec-18 00:08
Re: Two major issues 121 muppedo 04-Dec-18 00:17
Re: Two major issues 101 eli stills 04-Dec-18 02:22
Re: Two major issues 117 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-18 02:31
Re: Two major issues 106 eli stills 04-Dec-18 03:11
Re: Two major issues 106 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-18 03:35
Re: Two major issues 111 eli stills 04-Dec-18 04:38
Re: Two major issues 117 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 03:47
Re: Two major issues 107 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-18 03:58
Re: Two major issues 105 eli stills 04-Dec-18 05:01
Re: Two major issues 110 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 18:59
Re: Two major issues 91 eli stills 04-Dec-18 20:09
Re: Two major issues 99 Poster Boy 04-Dec-18 22:15
Amen brother 97 eli stills 04-Dec-18 23:46
Re: Two major issues 93 WhoWeird 04-Dec-18 20:33
As Suspected the Plan has Problems. Who Would of Thought? 112 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 04:23
Haven't read it--have you 113 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 05:18
Re: Haven't read it--have you 110 WhoWeird 04-Dec-18 12:48
Is the Comic Book Version Better? 102 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 15:39
Ray Your a Trip 104 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 14:59
Re: Haven't read it--have you 107 Jock 04-Dec-18 17:45
Re: Haven't read it--have you 99 Poster Boy 04-Dec-18 18:31
Re: Haven't read it--have you 123 muppedo 04-Dec-18 23:46
Re: Haven't read it--have you 104 eli stills 05-Dec-18 01:13
Re: Haven't read it--have you 106 Aine 05-Dec-18 01:46
Re: Haven't read it--have you 109 eli stills 05-Dec-18 01:55
Re: Haven't read it--have you 106 WhoWeird 05-Dec-18 02:13
Re: Haven't read it--have you 131 Jock 06-Dec-18 07:15
Re: Haven't read it--have you 121 muppedo 09-Dec-18 20:14
Can we Trust Doctors... 107 cladking 04-Dec-18 17:00
Can we trust Trumpers 113 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 19:06
Re: Can we trust Trumpers 107 Poster Boy 04-Dec-18 19:41
Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 111 Warwick 04-Dec-18 19:36
Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 157 solaremp 04-Dec-18 19:41
Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 104 cladking 05-Dec-18 03:11
Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 166 Aine 05-Dec-18 16:18
Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 184 Poster Boy 05-Dec-18 16:44
Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 188 Aine 05-Dec-18 16:48
Re: Can we Trust Doctors... 91 cladking 09-Dec-18 16:49
Realities of Liberal Medicare for All Plan! 111 Sirfiroth 04-Dec-18 19:41
Re: Realities of Liberal Medicare for All Plan! 106 eli stills 04-Dec-18 20:22
Re: Realities of Liberal Medicare for All Plan! 107 Warwick 04-Dec-18 20:29
Re: Realities of Liberal Medicare for All Plan! 107 eli stills 04-Dec-18 20:37
Haven't read the report either--have you 114 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 20:43
Re: Haven't read the report either--have you 115 Sirfiroth 05-Dec-18 14:11
Re: Haven't read the report either--have you 100 Warwick 05-Dec-18 15:07
Mike has your number 104 drrayeye 05-Dec-18 15:07
Re: Mike has your number 114 WhoWeird 05-Dec-18 23:57
Re: Mike has your number 108 eli stills 06-Dec-18 02:07
Re: Mike has your number 114 WhoWeird 06-Dec-18 02:19
I don't give a damn! 116 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 03:44
Re: I don't give a damn! 107 Jock 06-Dec-18 07:03
LOL 105 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 14:19
Re: Mike has your number 115 Warwick 06-Dec-18 17:13
It doesn't register, does it? 108 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 18:26
Scriiieetcchhhh!!! 119 Warwick 06-Dec-18 18:35
LOL, It still doesn't register, does it? 108 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 19:03
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