I believe this first came to my attention through Charlie via Rep. Scot Turner (a really cool guy if you’ve never met him). There’s a Doctor in Maine that has decided to not accept any form of health insurance, private or other, at his practice.
This policy was followed with a posting on his practice’s website of a menu of health services with costs. Which means this Doctor can actually practice medicine. What a CRAZY idea.
My Aunt and Uncle are both experienced Pediatricians and I have several other friends that are relatively new at the whole doctoring thing, but one thing I hear often is about the lack of ability to be a Doctor.
Rather than having to fill out reimbursement paperwork or being forced to charge a certain amount set by the insurance company, Dr. Ciampi is actually able to spend his time treating patients and helping improve their quality of life.
Here’s the best quote
…“I’ve been able to cut my prices in half because my overhead will be so much less,” he said.