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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 246 adequatedane 05-Dec-18 03:36
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The links to both study and review 248 drrayeye 03-Dec-18 21:21
Re: The links to both study and review 137 adequatedane 04-Dec-18 03:06
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 161 ldennyjr 03-Dec-18 23:07
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Re: You're proving Mike right 151 WhoWeird 04-Dec-18 00:39
Re: You're proving Mike right 170 ldennyjr 04-Dec-18 15:47
Re: New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years 172 muppedo 03-Dec-18 23:25
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Amen brother 141 eli stills 04-Dec-18 23:46
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Haven't read it--have you 149 drrayeye 04-Dec-18 05:18
Re: Haven't read it--have you 155 WhoWeird 04-Dec-18 12:48
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Re: Realities of Liberal Medicare for All Plan! 150 Warwick 04-Dec-18 20:29
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Re: Mike has your number 157 Warwick 06-Dec-18 17:13
It doesn't register, does it? 145 Sirfiroth 06-Dec-18 18:26
Scriiieetcchhhh!!! 175 Warwick 06-Dec-18 18:35
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