Well, they do pretty well right now taking Government paid insurance. I get excellent care and the insurance is provided by Blue Cross/Blue Shield with first-rate benefits.I might point out that every expensive procedure has a negotiated price that is much lower than that paid by people with no insurance or less comprehensive plans in the private sector. A blood panel priced by doctor /lab at $450 ends up being discounted to $225 and I pay about $40 of that while insurance pays the ret. Why the discount? Easy, the millions of people covered by these plans allow the US Government to bargain hard for lower costs and they succeed.Please note: BC/BS is a PRIVATE company and they profit from this system or they wouldn't be in it. The fact that the Government pays the premium doesn't seem to bother anyone, nor does the lower charge calculated before payment. There are hundreds of national and local PRIVATE plans participating in this system and profiting from it.So, my doctor drives a Mercedes, I get quality care, and BC/BS makes a profit. And, all this under a system paid for and regulated by the dreaded Federal Government. Scary, isn't it?
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