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  •  They do that with medicare rates now. (2+ / 0-)
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    Seeds, output

    There's no benchmark; they just get together and decide on a fair rate.

    (it's too low, most health professionals will tell you. But the point remains, it can be done.)

    Bush Bites is a subsidiary of Bush Bites Inc., a registered corporate personhood.

    by Bush Bites on Mon Feb 22, 2010 at 07:04:30 AM PST

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    •  the dirty little secret about the relatively low (0+ / 0-)

      rates paid by Medicare is that provider still come out ahead because they don't have to spend hours fighting with insurance company bureaucrats - before and after services are rendered - every time they see a patient.

      " unfortunately, insurers compete mainly by trying to excel in the art of denying coverage to those who need it most" - Paul Krugman

      by output on Mon Feb 22, 2010 at 08:01:48 AM PST

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