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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 158 eli stills 03-Dec-18 22:52
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 155 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 00:26
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 171 eli stills 04-Dec-18 02:05
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 144 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 15:24
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Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 231 adequatedane 05-Dec-18 03:36
More Adequate Disinformation! 142 eli stills 05-Dec-18 04:02
Just stupidity 134 adequatedane 05-Dec-18 23:46
Re: Just stupidity 129 WhoWeird 05-Dec-18 23:49
Re: Just stupidity 152 eli stills 06-Dec-18 02:00
And Even More stupidity 138 adequatedane 06-Dec-18 14:30
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Your Imitating Yourself 143 adequatedane 06-Dec-18 20:26
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Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 244 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 229 adequatedane 03-Dec-18 21:07
The links to both study and review 234 drrayeye 03-Dec-18 21:21
Re: The links to both study and review 129 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 03:06
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 148 ldennyjr 03-Dec-18 23:07
You're proving Mike right 144 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 00:24
Re: You're proving Mike right 139 WhoWeird 04-Dec-18 00:39
Re: You're proving Mike right 141 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 15:47
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 159 muppedo 03-Dec-18 23:25
Read the report 141 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 00:28
Two major issues 164 Race Jackson 04-Dec-18 00:08
Re: Two major issues 151 muppedo 04-Dec-18 00:17
Re: Two major issues 129 eli stills 04-Dec-18 02:22
Re: Two major issues 146 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-18 02:31
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Re: Two major issues 141 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-18 03:35
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Re: Two major issues 135 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 18:59
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Re: Two major issues 130 PB Bytes 04-Dec-18 22:15
Amen brother 130 eli stills 04-Dec-18 23:46
Re: Two major issues 122 WhoWeird 04-Dec-18 20:33
As Suspected the Plan has Problems. Who Would of Thought? 140 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 04:23
Haven't read it--have you 142 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 05:18
Re: Haven't read it--have you 138 WhoWeird 04-Dec-18 12:48
Is the Comic Book Version Better? 133 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 15:39
Ray Your a Trip 135 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 14:59
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Re: Realities of Liberal Medicare for All Plan! 136 eli stills 04-Dec-18 20:22
Re: Realities of Liberal Medicare for All Plan! 140 Warwick 04-Dec-18 20:29
Re: Realities of Liberal Medicare for All Plan! 144 eli stills 04-Dec-18 20:37
Haven't read the report either--have you 140 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 20:43
Re: Haven't read the report either--have you 143 Sirfiroth 05-Dec-18 14:11
Re: Haven't read the report either--have you 130 Warwick 05-Dec-18 15:07
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LOL 135 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 14:19
Re: Mike has your number 145 Warwick 06-Dec-18 17:13
It doesn't register, does it? 136 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 18:26
Scriiieetcchhhh!!! 157 Warwick 06-Dec-18 18:35
LOL, It still doesn't register, does it? 141 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 19:03
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