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View Diary: First Doctor Visit in Five Years: Why Repubs Want Us Broke or Dead (224 comments)

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    Your post said the routine bloodwork is over $1,000.  Here is the biggest scam.  I have seen these bills annually and at "retail" or "full price" they run over $1,000.  When I get my insurance analysis of the submitted costs, the prices are reduced to about $100.   This is because the insurance companies have negotiated favorable rates.   90% discount????  So if you don't have insurance you pay $1,000 and if you do, you pay $100 (or the insurance company does if you have already met your deductible).  Where is the logic in this.  If you can't afford insurance, why are you paying 10X the cost of if you do?  You probably can't even afford the $100.   Medical providers should have one set of prices.  Period.  This is the biggest part of the medical scams we have now.  

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