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Uninsured vs providers

Reader comment on: Nationalized Health Care Threatens America's Future

Submitted by Norm Hapke Jr. (United States), May 29, 2009 02:24

One of the problems with the uninsured is that they are at a decided disadvantage when they go to a provider. While the government and big insurance companies operate like monopsonies and negotiate lower rates with providers, the individual has no bargaining power vis a vis providers and can get charged until bankruptcy. Unless HSA's deal with that problem by shielding individuals for treatment costs up to their high deductible, it is not a good deal.


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