WE ALL NEED TO HOLD A REVOLT!
I am fed up with being hammered with exorbitant hospital bills. I had to take my daughter to the emergency room one weekend recently. We thought she had broken a finger. Fortunately it turned out it was a simple sprain. They splinted it and we went home…45 minutes tops. I just received the bill from my insurance company…$908.00!!
I was dumbfounded! I was prepared to have to pay extra for using the emergency room but I was not prepared for this. We really need to figure out a way to make visiting your physician more reasonable. Is it any wonder folks do not see their doctors on a regular basis for preventive care…who could afford it? I wonder if it would be cost effective for the government to subsidize just preventive care. Perhaps more folks would take advantage of it and get healthy and stay healthy…I know…wishful thinking. Really, we should use insurance for only catastrophic illnesses. Seems to me health insurance should be like homeowners insurance. If my doorknob is broken, I replace it. I do not file an insurance claim to get it fixed nor do I expect Home Depot to file a claim on my behalf. If a storm comes through and rips half my shingles off the roof, then file a claim. Seems to me health insurance could be the same way. I would think it would be less expensive for physician offices as well. What do you think? Any ideas?
Bob Eskridge, CPC, CTS, PRC, CSP
Board Certified Physician Recruiter
Eskridge & Associates
Member – National Coalition of Healthcare Recruiters
Member – National Association of Personnel Services