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  •  You're missing the process of getting an appt (1+ / 0-)
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    semiot

    Wich isn't going to happen, outside of an ER, without an insurance card.

    So yeah, other than the fact that treating health care as a consumer product means that there is no right to be treated at all let alone by the least expensive practice, your idea would work well.

    In reality, the reason you need insurance is not what it would cost to buy health care out of pocket, but that you might well find no opening on the docs schedule in the event you have a serious treatable illness.

    Parent. Entrepreneur. Cancer patient. Moose tracker.

    by PhoenixRising on Tue May 29, 2012 at 07:36:58 PM PDT

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    •  you can get (2+ / 0-)
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      stitchmd, charliestl

      appointments without an insurance card. I've been doing it for years. Doctors know that cash customers will pay, and there's a lot less paperwork involved.

      (Is it time for the pitchforks and torches yet?)

      by PJEvans on Sat Jun 02, 2012 at 05:16:49 PM PDT

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