John Goodman writes:
We’re not quite there yet. But there is a new website that is getting close. A small, emerging online service called MediBid is creating an actual market that puts doctors together with patients who need care. Here’s the best thing about it. Patients who use this service can cut their health care costs in half. No, that’s not a misprint. Patients who obtain care through MediBid pay about half as much as BlueCross pays. Ditto for all the major employer plans as well as the other big insurance companies. Patients frequently pay even less than what government pays under.
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