ACA regulations drive costs up and mandates punish those who try to say “no.”
2. Hospital hidden pricing.
Insurers are complicit with hospitals in blocking patients from price shopping. Insurance CEOs want you to believe you need their product to avoid price gouging but often the opposite is true. Middlemen profit when no one knows the price.
3. Pharma costs.
Ubiquitous third-party payment keeps Rx prices (and premiums) soaring. And the PBM crony capitalists are blocking the pharmacist from telling you that the cash price is often lower than your insurance co-pay.
4. They can.
It’s time for patients and doctors to say “no” to the cartels and demand real options.