What makes healthcare so expensive?

Healthcare is expensive.

I think we can all agree with that statement. Lets take a look at this excerpt from a Washington post letter to the editor, “The real villians in the health-care cost crisis” resonates with you as a doctor.

Once again, doctors and hospitals are called the bad guys in the discussion regarding the rising cost of health care. Robert J. Samuelson clearly missed the real villains here: the health insurance companies.

I speak for the doctors, who have few allies in the fight for fairness regarding compensation for the care we provide. It is a myth that we may charge “higher prices” to the private insurance carriers. They pay an “allowable” fee for any visit or procedure, the amount of which decreases virtually every year. Or, they pay nothing if they can find a way to “deny” a payment. Many doctors are struggling to pay their escalating overhead, while receiving whatever crumbs the insurance companies choose to throw at them.

Meanwhile, the insurance companies are exacting higher premiums and higher deductibles from consumers. At the same time, their executives are making ridiculous incomes and bonuses.

Control or eliminate the insurance industry, and you will rein in the cost of health care. Doctors are doing the very best we can for you, and we are not getting rich doing it.

 

Now with sky rocketing premiums and the drop of the federal mandate to have health insurance, you are encountering more cash patients then ever. Plenty of Doctors are searching to fond how to curtail costs to be able to keep serving their populations. How to you keep care affordable without violating serious laws? or being an unpaid salesman for a DMPO plan? Patient Options is your answer. Contact us now for more information how you can support your patients.