posted on Dec, 1 2015 @ 12:08 AM
originally posted by: rickymouse
Socialized medicine? I am so in agreement with him. But in this country, somehow the crooks in our government will make socialized medicine so
expensive. We have the highest cost of healthcare in the world and the biggest health issues. People are not getting healed, it is not in the best
interest the medical/pharma industry to heal people.
You cannot have decent service at a decent price when the healthcare industry spends millions in campaign contributions to prevent it.
Why don't you have an ap that you can use to find the cheapest non-emergency care by code / service?
Because there is no POSTED PRICING.
That is the key, if healthcare had to post their prices for all the specific non emergency tests and services by code an you the consumer can choose
then prices will fall. That is the dirty little secret.
If you go to a restaurant, by law, they must post their prices. Why not healthcare you ask? Well an identical CT scan can cost you 1,000 bucks at one
place and 10,000 at another and you will not know until you get the bill in most cases. (btw, I have used cash to pay less than $200 for a CT scan
that would have cost me more after insurance if I had went through the normal process)
If you enforce posted pricing and the consumer can shop for the best deal, prices will fall.
Look at Lazik eye surgery for example. The technology gets better and better and the prices keep falling. Why you might ask? Because they compete
against one another and post their prices, advertise to get your services, etc.
edit on 1-12-2015 by infolurker because: (no reason given)