Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sick in America Part 6

My comments:

Stossel looks at areas where competition has emerged in American health care: Laser eye surgery and cosmetic surgery.

He also looks at the acute care clinics that are springing up. He looks at one doctor who got sick of the red tape and expense that came with taking insurance and just stopped billing insurance. He has price lists and the patients pay directly.

I like this idea.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

My friend's doctor did this -- he doesn't take insurance any more and goes strictly on cash. While he mostly does cosmetic surgery now, he used to do mostly family practice and OB. Now, it's a standard $2,500 for a vaginal birth and $3,000 for a C-section.