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"Just look what it's done to health care. We pay twice as much per capita as other large industrialized countries for a crappier standard of care."

Here's a great example from today's feed on medical expenses gone wild:


For Her Head Cold, Insurer Coughed Up $25,865

Patient: Alexa Kasdan, 40, a public policy consultant in New York City, insured by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota through her partner's employer.

Total bill: $28,395.50 for an out-of-network throat swab. Her insurer cut a check for $25,865.24.

Service provider: Dr. Roya Fathollahi, Manhattan Specialty Care.

Medical service: lab tests to look at potential bacteria and viruses that could be related to Kasdan's cough and sore throat.


https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/12/23/7874035...
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