Monday, May 09, 2011

Shattering Myths About U.S. Health Care

Why Your Stitches Cost $1,500 - Part Two

Via: Medical Billing And Coding

Why Your Stitches Cost $1,500 - Part One

Via: Medical Billing And Coding

(I switched their order for better understanding.)

Via: The Incidental Economist


charlesH said...

Medicare is a fee for service system. No one has any incentive to avoid cost. Doctors, drug companies, hospitals think up ever increasing costly procedures and the patients have no incentive to refuse anything.

Richard Mercer said...

United Healthcare CEO made $83 million in one year, and about $760 for ten year period

During the healthcare debate, GOP congressmen continuously quoted "United for Health" (I think that's the correct name), which is United Healthcare Inc., as if it were an independent think tank.