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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
reply to post by Open_Minded Skeptic
Generally speaking, I would say yes. It would depend on the price, though. If it's more expensive than my current insurance, then no.
Originally posted by buddhasystem
a) It'd be very difficult to restructure the existing compensation practices which have the coverage included implcitely
b) you are proposing a parallel tax, to the existing system
c) doctors charge only a fraction of their nominal charge under their agreements with companies like CIGNA and others (group purchasing power, effectively) -- this will be gone under what you propose
I personally have fairly good doctors for myself and my family (based on reviews as well as personal experience). Yes, I did have to pay full price once when there I couldn't wait and all CIGNA-accredited physicians were booked. By and large, the system works for me.