and if you pay in cash the price is a lot lower apparently
ObaMao's next step will be to make FSAs and HSAs far more restrictive in what you can save in before tax dollars and what you'll be allowed to pay for.
The doctor doesn’t need to hire two or three people to handle insurance claims.
and if you pay in cash the price is a lot lower apparently.”
My internist was agreeable to my request for a negotiated fee based on cash only - not credit card or check. Rarely sick and don’t see her unless I absolutely have to. I have a copy of all of her chart notes on my visits even though they are almost impossible to read and no paperwork ever leaves her office. Works for both of us.
I paid cash for emergency surgery a few years ago. It was astounding how much lower the bill became when i pulled out my checkbook versus an insurance card.
My doctor tells me that he could cut his bills by a third if people paid cash only.