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Medicare currently reimburses physicians the equivalent of about 1/3 of the annual cost of cable TV for the typical patient with multiple medical problems. Is this a case of being truly too expensive for a $650 Billion per year Medicare program that pays physicians to care for complex elderly medical patients far less than what most Americans pay for cable TV? Seriously?

Love that blog. Medicare currently reimburses physicians the equivalent of about 1/3 of the annual cost of cable TV for the typical patient with multiple medical problems. Is this a case of being truly too expensive for a $650 Billion per year Medicare program that pays physicians to care for complex elderly medical patients far less than what most Americans pay for cable TV? Seriously? via » Long Office Wait Times: Don’t Blame the Patients.

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» Long Office Wait Times: Don’t Blame the Patients

Only in this wacky system of ours is something as critical as health care expected to be squeezed into a 10-15 minute office visit. via » Long Office Wait Times: Don’t Blame the Patients.

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» Why Are Screening Colonoscopies So Expensive?

» Why Are Screening Colonoscopies So Expensive?. Interesting blog post with some hard truths about U.S. medical care. Excerpt: >> Americans have a preoccupation with technology and procedures in health care instead of consultation and collaboration with their health care providers. It is because of this that the US health care system pays it’s doctors far more to perform procedures then it does for them to be doctors. A typical gastroenterologist gets reimbursed about $150 to $250 to see a new patient and to perform … Continue reading

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