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taught_me_patience Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-28-11 05:58 PM
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3. Nobody works for free
If insurance companies don't pay then your doctor is working for free. Do you work for free?
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  -Doctors in U.S. Turning Away Insured Patients on Low Payments, Study Finds marmar  Jun-28-11 05:54 PM   #0 
  - It is all about money and nothing about the clients welfare.  Rex   Jun-28-11 05:56 PM   #1 
  - Nobody works for free  taught_me_patience   Jun-28-11 05:58 PM   #3 
     - This is the crux of it. The docs work for the insurance companies, nobody else. (nt)  enough   Jun-28-11 06:37 PM   #8 
     - It feels like it some days... (NT)  Heywood J   Jun-29-11 05:46 AM   #17 
  - The country is poised to achieve near- universal coverage??  proud2BlibKansan   Jun-28-11 05:57 PM   #2 
  - Think they mean "insurance available" (if you can afford it). n/t  BadgerKid   Jun-28-11 06:22 PM   #6 
  - So they're able to actually collect more from individuals than insurance companies pay?  WillowTree   Jun-28-11 06:05 PM   #4 
  - If you are a self-pay, and I mean a check paid in full at the end of  monmouth   Jun-28-11 06:06 PM   #5 
  - administrative difficulties = it's not as easy for them to steal from the insurance companies as it  RB TexLa   Jun-28-11 06:27 PM   #7 
  - "Not as easy to steal from the insurance companies"  taught_me_patience   Jun-28-11 06:58 PM   #11 
  - Paid for services is decidedly different than "my profession needs to  Skidmore   Jun-29-11 11:12 AM   #21 
  - But it's easier than ever from the insurance companies to steal from everyone else.  marmar   Jun-28-11 07:39 PM   #12 
  - The biggest problem is Medicaid and Medicare  IndyPragmatist   Jun-29-11 06:10 AM   #19 
  - My dad made house calls when he practiced in Henrietta, Tx  ashling   Jun-28-11 06:39 PM   #9 
  - I remember that as a kid in napa  marlakay   Jun-28-11 06:42 PM   #10 
  - Why would anyone expect a professional to work for free?  BlueIris   Jun-28-11 07:47 PM   #13 
  - So, even if you can afford to use your mandatory insurance..  Fumesucker   Jun-28-11 07:53 PM   #14 
  - Can you blame them?  girl gone mad   Jun-28-11 07:58 PM   #15 
  - Insurance is the PROBLEM with our health care system.  jtrockville   Jun-28-11 08:19 PM   #16 
  - A friend of mine does the billing for several doctors.  hobbit709   Jun-29-11 05:56 AM   #18 
  - After viewing the insurance statements from my recent hip replacement,  Vinca   Jun-29-11 06:50 AM   #20 

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