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When we look at what has been called “cuts” to Medicare, it is evident that the changes to Medicare spending are on the provider side, not the beneficiary side.
The U.S. does a decent job of helping a variety of different groups of people get access and affordable healthcare through either insurance or direct aid. Folks in the middle are at the mercy of the market place.
How do we know the insurance companies aren’t getting the same cash discount? If the hospital accepts $500 from the patient to satisfy the bill, has the plan member they really met their deductible?
It is a little known fact that California is one of a handful of states that prohibits the direct employment of doctors by hospitals.
How much does it cost to have a baby in Sacramento, have knee surgery, MRI or simple office visit. The Anthem Blue Cross cost comparison tool may help pinpoint some answers.
Can you really blame the hospitals for being aggressive about collecting debt? Even non-profit hospitals need money to pay the bills.