Most agree that we need a healthcare system that encourages people to take care of themselves and covers catastrophic injuries and disease for all people.
I trust the free-market more than government, and some trust the government more than the free market.
MACRA, ACA, HIPAA, HMO act, Medicare and Medicaid were supposed to reduce costs and expenditures. Obviously government only makes it all worse. Looks like a job for the freemarket!
Either way, whichever philosophical system is selected by the people, individuals must freedom of choice and bear their own responsibility to the extent that is humanly possible.
– Craig M. Wax DO
Medical emergency: ER costs skyrocket, leaving patients in shock
- Americans are being overcharged by more than $3 billion a year for ER services, according to data from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
- Bills can be nearly 13 times the rates paid by Medicare for the same services.
- Americans in the Southeast and Midwest, and poor and minority patients, are the most exploited by emergency-room billing practices, especially at for-profit hospitals.
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