It’s about time: Doctors starting to drop insurance

Pay physicians peanuts, they will stop accepting insurance. Watch what’s happening in California.

Stand up and applaud these physicians who have taken a stand and dropped insurance plans. Doctors are tired of being extorted by third-party payers and won’t take it anymore:

It’s hard to say exactly how many local doctors have stopped accepting insurance because it’s a private business transaction that isn’t tracked by government agencies. About 100 doctors from across the country, including Gersh, will attend a conference this weekend in Virginia on practices that charge their patients directly.

Some Orange County specialists dropped the Blue Cross PPO over the summer after cuts were made in payments for surgeries and cancer care. Other doctors have opened concierge practices that allow them to be less dependent on insurance for income because they charge patients an annual retainer.

(via a reader tip)

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