Doctor Bills $1,004, Medicare Pays $143 — This Travesty Has To Stop!
Whichever way you look at this, it is a TRAVESTY.
Why is the Doctor billing $1,004 if he is willing to settle for $143?
Wouldn’t it be better for all IF he billed say $200 & got paid $200?
Yes, having been there myself, I UNDERSTAND that this does NOT apply to the POOR UNINSURED soul. They will be hounded for the FULL $1,004. Is that FAIR? Of course NOT.
This is what is WRONG with the ENTIRE medical system in the U.S. of A.
This has to be fixed.
This was from 2019 when I busted my knee. They asked for $17,000, they got paid $5,596! CRAZY.
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