NY regulators frown on doctor's flat-fee system - Crain's New York Business
Hooray for this Doctor in NY. I learned long ago, as I studied economics, that the more direct the relationship between the customer and provider, the more efficient, cheaper and satisfied everyone involved in the transaction will be.
Of course government regulators aren't familiar with that concept. They have injected themselves in the Doctors practice to require that he raise his "direct pay" prices because they are too low. Are they concerned about his price, his patients, the insurance companies or their power? What do you think?
The uninsured patient pays $79.00/month plus $10.00 per visit and the doctor provides whatever in-office care the patient requires. Sounds more than fair to me. I bet the care is better, profit is higher, and paperwork and other costs are less. It an obvious win-win. Not for the Government regulators. Remember when you hear, "We're from the Government and we're hear to help you.", guard your money and your freedom, 'cause they don't believe you have any of either that isn't theirs.
Lets' stop looking to the Government to protect and provide. Every dollar they take looses a third of it's value before it ever goes to providing the services it's supposed to buy. We loose every time the Government does something that could or should be done by the private sector.
I like open free market competition because it's a natural service and product improver and cost reducer. If you were the health czar and you forced me to choose who the single payer/provider should be, I'd say Walmart. Name a more efficient, logistically sound company. Maybe Amazon or Fedex? Does the Gov't even show up on your list?
Oooh, what about ebay? The ultimate in efficient transactional relationships...
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