Hospital finances are stronger than ever, California doctor says

Hospital finances are stronger than ever, California doctor says

By David Belk, M.D. David Belk, a California doctor, has an interest in pricing and has researched and written on this topic for The Huffington Post and at his own site, TrueCostOfHealthCare.org. He sent this via email the other day, and I asked if I could repost it. The next time hospitals tell you they’re […]

How Health Insurance Companies Keep Your Premiums High: Guest post

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

How Health Insurance Companies Keep Your Premiums High: Guest post

  GUEST POST SUMMARY: Many insurance plans make you go to an approved doctor at an approved hospital for approved procedures and take approved drugs. Even doctors often don’t have much say in this. We hand all this control to insurance companies and they use it, they say, to control their own costs. Is that all […]

Insurance companies pay less than the government does

Filed Under: Costs, Providers

News flash: Here’s a doctor telling us that insurance companies consistently reimburse him less than the government pays for many procedures “United Health Care is consistently one of my lowest payers. For example, they pay me $65 and Blue Shield (the insurance provider in the first example) pays me $73 for an office visit. For the same […]