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  •  Nonsense, the insurers negotiate (1+ / 0-)
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    with the providers including hospitals in advance. They never receive bills like this or when they do they just pay the previously negotiated prices. That's what insurers do.

    Doctors and hospitals order the care. They tell the billers the codes. They order fancy care or say they gave it.

    How in the world is nationalized
    insurance going to cure what the hospitals charge. If they don't like what Medicare pays they just opt out.

    And if you had Medicare you would almost have to buy  additional insurance from private insurers to cover what medicare doesn't.

    I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

    by samddobermann on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 04:04:38 AM PDT

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