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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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  •  The stimulator probably cost $400 to manufacture.. (7+ / 0-)

    ... And why can't we comparison shop for healthcare like we do for everything else?  No prices posted, no transparency, everyone pays something different -- if this were any other business this kind of pricing methodology would be illegal.   Imagine Wal-Mart charging each person a different price based on who there employer is or is not -- INSANE!!!!

    •  I once asked a specialist's office staffer how (0+ / 0-)

      much a common procedure cost. She looked at me in surprise, then asked why I cared- I had insurance. sigh It took her two days to get back to me, allegedly because they charged different prices for different insurers. Fortunately, this was not an emergency. But the GOP calls medical care a free market.

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