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The farce of the facility fee; why you just paid much more to see your doctor.

The farce of the facility fee; why you just paid much more to see your doctor. Healthcare costs are rediculous, with patients being made responsible for high deductibles before their insurance pays anything. Seeing your primary care doctor is usually an affordable thing to do, especially as many of them are forced to compete with the walk-in clinics that seem to be proliferating everywhere. Wall Street is even getting into the game aggregating money to buy practices and then charging outrageous fees for ER visits since they now own the group that supplies the doctors who work in many hospitals.  Read More »