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  •  Very true! But there's one thing we all have in (1+ / 0-)
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    common and that's a desire for a health care system that cares!

    I had a very interesting experience yesterday at the docs office. I use BCBS and my allergist told me he may be dropping the insurance because its reimbursement rate is lower than the cost of services. The major employer in town has switched to BCBS meaning that he cannot continue to accept it without going bankrupt as, instead of having 20% BCBS patients, he would have 90%.

    If this happens, I will no longer have access to an allergist and I will be sick all the time.

    I blog on healthcare issues for Tikkun Daily as Lauren Reichelt.

    by TheFatLadySings on Thu Oct 01, 2009 at 07:32:10 PM PDT

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    •  Tell him to write a LTE or an op-ed. It might (1+ / 0-)
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      start something. He can't be the only Doc affected.

      We are in a time where it is risky NOT to change. Barack Obama 7-30-08

      by samddobermann on Sat Oct 03, 2009 at 02:07:25 AM PDT

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      •  Maybe I will write one to the LA Monitor. (0+ / 0-)

        Thanks for the idea. I called the lab and talked to the individual who manages benefits, explaining the potential impacts on her town and workforce and surrounding community. I told her about a few arcane regulations tat might trip up her employees as well.

        I blog on healthcare issues for Tikkun Daily as Lauren Reichelt.

        by TheFatLadySings on Sat Oct 03, 2009 at 09:02:13 AM PDT

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