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I'll only comment from the anesthesiologists point of view since part of the article wants to throw us under the bus.

At various times in my career, insurance companies have wanted to renegotiate our contracts, usually to something that makes Medicare/Medicaid look great. Hey, its their job, they are in it to make a living just like everyone else.

In an emergency situation, my group usually works with the patient and say, if we were in network, this would be your bill. Pay us $100/mon till its gone. Not everyone works that way, obviously.

Non-emergency situations, they should have checked. Their problem, they should never have assumed.

"Fixing" the healthcare problem is loaded with many questions, each deserving its own thread. Unfortunately, almost all politicians are too afraid to ask about much less deal with those problems. And equally unfortunate, most of the population.

JLC, who has to make a living too.
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