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  •  The other doctors found out about it and canned (4+ / 0-)
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    him.  Don't kid yourself, those practices are very lucrative and they were created to make money.  Medicine is a highly profitable business for these medical practices.  Read Brill's Time article, the $7000 test costs them very little.

    •  Interesting (1+ / 0-)
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      to fire him four years later, but if he's doing it often enough yeah I suppose they forced him out.

      I'm not naive enough to believe none of them are in it for the money.  But they're not all blood-sucking vampires who drain your bank account then leave you to die.  There are all kinds.

      "I don't want a unicorn. I want a fucking pegasus. And I want it to carry a flaming sword." -mahakali overdrive

      by Silvia Nightshade on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 09:27:57 AM PST

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      •  When someone charges another human being (0+ / 0-)

        thousands of  dollars for a life saving medication or test which only cost them a small percentage of that fee, blood sucking comes to mind. Read the Brill article, it does not indict individual doctors but large medical practices are part of what I would call a vast criminal enterprise.  The punch line of the article, "Your money or your life" and usually it is both.

    •  That sounds about right- (2+ / 0-)
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      My oncologist is very aware of my not having insurance, he sees me for a $40 flat rate and sneaks in the blood work at no charge.  However, he said that is as far as he can go as he's in a group with several dozen other doctors.    

      He wants to help me out more, but his partners feel if they help one person they'll have to help more and then there goes their profits.  

      Uninsured cancer survivor

      by ArtemisBSG on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 10:30:03 AM PST

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