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Hoaxes, Scams, and Your Medical Care – AAPS | Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

Marilyn Singleton

“…we continue to have a slew of healthcare hoaxes: corporate stakeholders, legislators, and government agencies promise everything and have no accountability for their failure to keep their promises.

Take the large health systems’ claim that hospital consolidation and buying up physician practices would benefit consumers with cheaper prices from coordinated services and other unspecified savings. A major study of California hospital mergers found just the opposite…This finding seems obvious to any of us who has the choice of shopping at Walmart or Target or Costco.

Logic aside, some legislators believe that having the government take over medical care would solve our access and cost problems. Single payer means no competition whatsoever. The single payer plans (H.R. 1384 and S. 1804) that abolish private insurance leave patients with an empty choice…

Realistically, these single payer bills make it financially unfeasible for physicians to privately contract with patients. Thus, only well-heeled patients, along with independently wealthy doctors, can buy their way out of the system.”

Source: Hoaxes, Scams, and Your Medical Care – AAPS | Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

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Government-Enabled Kickbacks Escalate Medical Prices, Worsen Shortages, Stifle Innovation | PressReleasePoint

While there are more than 600 GPOs in various industries, only a few GPOs dominate the medical market,” Dr. Singleton writes. “The current fee structure raises an obvious conflict of interest: … since vendors pay the fees as a percentage of the product cost, the higher the price, the higher the GPOs’ fees.”

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