Sunday, November 25, 2012

Are Some Getting Healthcare Much Cheaper than Average

SaveyourSelf writes:

I am a Family doctor in the Midwest. Some of my patients are Mennonite. They pay only cash. As you might expect from a group of people who pay for everything out of pocket, they ask a lot of questions about prices, risks, benefits, "why do I need that?" etc. They get the same healthcare as insured patients. On the whole, though, they pay less for their healthcare because they make themselves more informed about their choices and they consider cost.
I asked a couple of them, just out of curiosity, if they have been hurt by the "ever rising cost of healthcare." They had not noticed.
I thought that was telling.

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