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Subject:  Re: Your Doctor Has a New Year's Surprise fo Date:  12/10/2018  4:32 AM
Author:  intercst Number:  548836 of 565088

Seattle Pioneer analyzes,

Are prudent people helpless when that happens? No, because they buy insurance and accumulate savings to protect themselves from the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.


The people who are getting these thousand (and tens of thousands dollar) "out-of-network" bills have insurance, but they've stumbled into the care of an ethically-challenged doctor or hospital administrator and gotten financially screwed as a result.

Medicare and Medicaid have regulations prohibiting this abuse. For-profit healthcare and private insurance does not.

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