Thursday, April 15, 2010
Why does health care cost so much
I stole the chart on this post from the Economix blog at the NY Times, who stole it from a Harvard prof. This is something that has driven me crazy for years. I am a person who pays for his own medical insurance, and therefore has a high deductible policy. Whenever I go to the doctor, they send the bill to my insurance company, who then sends it back to them telling them I have to pay. Then I get a letter from the insurance company denying coverage, and another telling me how they price was reduced, then I get one from the medical center telling me the same thing before I finally get a bill. All of this nonsense just cost me a lot of money, and did nothing to make me healthier.
Now, think about when you go to the doctor. As you are escorted to where the actual health care workers will see you, how many people do you walk past? Those people aren't healing anyone. They are just there to make sure your doctor gets paid. Freaking CRAZY!!!
Unfortunately, the new health care bill does nothing to attack this problem.
Posted by Glenn Locke, The Tall Thin Guy at 9:11 AM