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I was once one of those 'young people without insurance who needed health care' | 355 comments | Create New Account
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I was once one of those 'young people without insurance who needed health care'
Authored by: Anonymous on Sunday, July 01 2012 @ 03:05 AM EDT
the problem is that these numbers are so extreme that it's impossible for anyone
to tell.

If you ask the Doctors, they will tell you the insurance companies are being
stingy

If you ask the Insurance Companies they will tell you that the Doctors are being
greedy

personally I don't think either one is the real answer, I think that what's
really happening in the pricing between the doctors and the insurance companies
is good old economic forces, it's not a free market for the patients, but it
resembles that if you just look at the Doctors and Insurance companies. The
Doctor has the option of accepting or not accepting the price that the Insurance
Company offers, but if they don't accept it, they have a good chance of loosing
patients (and therefor getting paid nothing)

The problem isn't these real prices that are being paid, but the fictitious
prices that are published that only hurt people trying to pay their own way.

If discounts to different insurance companies were small (<10% or so), I
would say that they could be reasonable as dealing with one billpayer rather
than lots does save effort on the part of the Doctors (or at least their office
staff), but when the discounts are in the 90% range, it's just silly

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