The cost-effectiveness mindset

An unwillingness to pay just a little bit is just one reason why health care costs are soaring:

There is a significant subset of the people who do not pay for their medical care who believe it is more cost effective to sit in an emergency department for several hours and to run up a bill of several hundred dollars than it is to drive to the Dollar Store and plunk down $1 of their own money plus tax for a stinking pregnancy test.

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