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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-02-11 10:10 AM
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14. Individuals capitate one doctor or the feds capitate a clinic. No difference here
except that the feds want to have a monopoly on capitation. Presumably so that they can funnel all the patients and money to their big corporate campaign donors.

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  -High-end medical option prompts Medicare worries highplainsdem  Apr-02-11 08:12 AM   #0 
  - So the idea seems to be spreading enough that money vultures can feed on it.  dixiegrrrrl   Apr-02-11 08:20 AM   #1 
  - It's the same old game played with a different angle. It's like 'protection money.' Pay me  RKP5637   Apr-02-11 08:33 AM   #4 
     - Well....isn't what insurance polices do?  dixiegrrrrl   Apr-02-11 08:39 AM   #6 
        - Yep!!! It's all a protection game, same game, with a new twist for more money. A protection  RKP5637   Apr-02-11 08:43 AM   #7 
        - Same shit different day...Gimme $ and the problem goes away.  russspeakeasy   Apr-02-11 10:11 AM   #15 
        - Actually, this does less  karynnj   Apr-02-11 02:50 PM   #18 
           - So just an "access " fee for the lucky rich?  dixiegrrrrl   Apr-02-11 03:02 PM   #19 
              - Not just the rich  hack89   Apr-02-11 04:29 PM   #23 
  - I can see this as a problem, but it may be a self-limiting one.  MineralMan   Apr-02-11 08:24 AM   #2 
  - I agree. My doc closed her office (lease expiring) and looking for new situation,  elleng   Apr-02-11 11:55 AM   #16 
  - My doctor quit her private practice/group and went with a hospital as a staff doctor. She  RKP5637   Apr-02-11 05:25 PM   #26 
  - It depends on how it's structured.  Grins   Apr-02-11 02:35 PM   #17 
  - Concierge doctors are found in wealthy areas of Los Angeles County.  JDPriestly   Apr-02-11 03:38 PM   #20 
  - These guys should be stripped of their medical licenses. If we had a gov. with  RKP5637   Apr-02-11 08:26 AM   #3 
  - People can sell their services and talents anyway they want  hack89   Apr-02-11 04:32 PM   #24 
     - Not under the current system, but with the outrageous cost of healthcare in  RKP5637   Apr-02-11 05:21 PM   #25 
  - A Sad Nation  JJW   Apr-02-11 08:34 AM   #5 
  - Blind justice? or bought off justice?  dixiegrrrrl   Apr-02-11 08:52 AM   #8 
  - This seems less expensive than what we have now.  dkf   Apr-02-11 09:22 AM   #9 
  - The concierge fee is on top of all the other payments, not substituted for it.  highplainsdem   Apr-02-11 09:47 AM   #10 
  - Actually it looks like it could be either...  dkf   Apr-02-11 09:54 AM   #12 
  - you don't understand...  whoopingcrone   Apr-02-11 09:50 AM   #11 
     - Yeah, now they can try to sell you a 3rd insurance policy. Medicare, then  RKP5637   Apr-02-11 10:03 AM   #13 
  - Individuals capitate one doctor or the feds capitate a clinic. No difference here  McCamy Taylor   Apr-02-11 10:10 AM   #14 
  - Your earlier quote'Lipstick on the capitation pig',sums it up perfectly.  999998th word   Apr-04-11 04:12 AM   #27 
  - I would wager that the doctors who have concierge practices  JDPriestly   Apr-02-11 03:42 PM   #21 
  - If doctors's fees.  sendero   Apr-02-11 03:43 PM   #22 

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