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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 154 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 00:26
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 170 eli stills 04-Dec-18 02:05
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 143 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 230 adequatedane 05-Dec-18 03:36
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Just stupidity 134 adequatedane 05-Dec-18 23:46
Re: Just stupidity 128 WhoWeird 05-Dec-18 23:49
Re: Just stupidity 152 eli stills 06-Dec-18 02:00
And Even More stupidity 137 adequatedane 06-Dec-18 14:30
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Your Imitating Yourself 142 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 240 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 228 adequatedane 03-Dec-18 21:07
The links to both study and review 227 drrayeye 03-Dec-18 21:21
Re: The links to both study and review 127 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 03:06
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 147 ldennyjr 03-Dec-18 23:07
You're proving Mike right 142 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 00:24
Re: You're proving Mike right 137 WhoWeird 04-Dec-18 00:39
Re: You're proving Mike right 139 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 15:47
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 158 muppedo 03-Dec-18 23:25
Read the report 140 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 00:28
Two major issues 162 Race Jackson 04-Dec-18 00:08
Re: Two major issues 150 muppedo 04-Dec-18 00:17
Re: Two major issues 129 eli stills 04-Dec-18 02:22
Re: Two major issues 144 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-18 02:31
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Re: Two major issues 140 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-18 03:35
Re: Two major issues 145 eli stills 04-Dec-18 04:38
Re: Two major issues 140 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 03:47
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Re: Two major issues 129 PB Bytes 04-Dec-18 22:15
Amen brother 129 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? 139 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 04:23
Haven't read it--have you 141 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 05:18
Re: Haven't read it--have you 137 WhoWeird 04-Dec-18 12:48
Is the Comic Book Version Better? 133 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 15:39
Ray Your a Trip 134 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 14:59
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Re: Realities of Liberal Medicare for All Plan! 135 eli stills 04-Dec-18 20:22
Re: Realities of Liberal Medicare for All Plan! 139 Warwick 04-Dec-18 20:29
Re: Realities of Liberal Medicare for All Plan! 140 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 142 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 132 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 14:19
Re: Mike has your number 145 Warwick 06-Dec-18 17:13
It doesn't register, does it? 135 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 18:26
Scriiieetcchhhh!!! 154 Warwick 06-Dec-18 18:35
LOL, It still doesn't register, does it? 140 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 19:03
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