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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2019, 07:11 AM

27. Agree, but who sets the price of healthcare line items?

If a hospital charges $1,000 for a Band-Aid and big insurance negotiates it down to $800, am I supposed to celebrate?

Second only to the defense industry, healthcare in America overall is arguably the biggest racket on the planet. A short hospital stay now involves several corporations billing for various doctors and services, plus the hospital itself and various billing agencies. I've watched the system add layer after layer of companies (and costs) just to execute one doctor's visit since the 60s and it's completely out of control.

And, nowadays the insurance companies want to BE your doctor.

Frustrated in KY........

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