Response to dkf (Original post)
Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:22 AM
lapislzi (5,004 posts)
10. Before the rush to judgment...
I live in a semi-rural area. There aren't a lot of independent doctors, although there is one gigantic, multi-tentacled medical group with hundreds of doctors (who, incidentally, donate large sums to the local tea party candidate).
That group won't accept my insurance, which is skimpy.
So I have to take my chances with the independent practitioners, many of whom have limited hours or out-of-the-way offices...and limited hospital privileges. And, not even all of those will accept my insurance. My choice of doctors is limited to about 2 or 3. If I want the OB-Gyn who treated me for a serious condition several years ago (when I had better insurance), I will have to pay out of pocket for her services, as her group does not accept my insurance.
This is not a snooty rich-people problem. The crap policies don't pay doctors enough to make it worth their while to accept them. If you think your premium dollars are going to doctors, think again.
Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.--Confucius
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