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2019-11-21 -Land of the Free
Some family doctors ditch insurance for simpler approach
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Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-11-21 06:11|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6465 views ]  Top

#1 But health care researchers question its cost-effectiveness and whether it will ever be capable of serving large numbers of people.

This is how you can tell news stories are "fair and balanced": Any discussion of something that might be good *always* has a big "But..." at the end quoting unnamed experts stating how this might actually be awful.

In this particular case, if the business is not cost-effective, patients will leave and Dr Emilie will go broke. As for large numbers of people, is the goal to see and treat patients or just run them thru the system?
Posted by SteveS 2019-11-21 09:31||   2019-11-21 09:31|| Front Page Top

#2 This is happens when government makes something "free". The quality / value diminishes to zero, and anyone who has the means to opt out will. It doesn't even things out. It increases the divide between the haves and have nots.
Posted by Iblis 2019-11-21 12:23||   2019-11-21 12:23|| Front Page Top

#3 It increases the divide between the haves and have nots.

So, it works as intended?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-11-21 12:24||   2019-11-21 12:24|| Front Page Top

#4 I joined MDVIP which costs Pts 1650/year with that covering a wellness program so their sick visits, hospitalizations, other consults are covered under insurance. There are 1200 other docs in USA affiliated who will see my patients in other towns if need be. We save Medicare +300,000,000/year by decreasing hospitalizations and other morbidities. Same day visits, 24/7 access and long office visits are thrown in on top so to speak. There IS a light at the end of the tunnel for patients and Docs! It also gives me more time for other pursuits such as being a FS with ANG.
Posted by Titus Thud4344  2019-11-21 14:22||   2019-11-21 14:22|| Front Page Top

#5 Concierge medicine has been slowly growing since the turn of the millennium. I’m glad it works well for you and your patients, Dr. Titus Thud4344. Question: Are most of your patients in reasonably good health with only the common complaints? How would it work a patient with a rare, chronic condition with co-morbidities that require expensive meds/treatments? What about something difficult to diagnose? And what would happen to you and your patients if, God forbid, single payer became the law?
Posted by trailing wife 2019-11-21 21:18||   2019-11-21 21:18|| Front Page Top

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