Posted in Access to healthcare, Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), Consumer-Driven Health Care, Direct-Pay Medicine, Direct-Pay Practice Models, Doctor-Patient Relations, Economic Issues, Entrepreneurs, Free-Market, Health Insurance, Independent Physicians, Medical Costs, Medical Practice Models, Medicare, Patient Choice, Patient-centered Care, Price Tansparency, Re-Pricing Scams, Self-Insured Companies

Dr. Keith Smith’s Speech at the 2014 FMMA Annual Conference

I have come to the conclusion that it is the ethical and moral obligation of the seller of health care services to provide the prospective buyer a price in advance of the provision of the service. Any other way of conducting medical business affairs has the feel and characteristics of a bait and switch. While many maintain that the provision of advance pricing is impossible, those of you gathered here now know without a doubt that this claim of impossibility is a lie, an excuse to fleece the buyer and an excuse that is no longer credible.

Keith Smith / September, 2014

Author:

A primary care physician by training, my passion is researching and writing about the importance restoring patient centered care, supporting independent private physicians, promoting free-market solutions and seeking sustainable fiscal policy in healthcare.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s