Posted in Access to healthcare, Economic Issues, Free-Market, Healthcare financing, Medical Costs, out-of-pocket costs, Patient Choice, Price Tansparency, Uncategorized

Deflate the Healthcare Bubble!

Deflate the Healthcare Bubble!

I recently spoke to a colleague who needs a cystoscopy for stone retrieval and/or stent placement.

Local hospital quote is $25,000 for just use of facility, not counting anesthesia & urologist’s fee; with estimated patient responsibility of $5,000.

@Surgery Center of Oklahoma same procedure is $3,600 INCLUDING anesthesia & surgeon’s fee! Surgery Center Of Oklahoma

Suggested she use the extra $1,400 to pay for her trip to OK City and still save a few hundred dollars!

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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.

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