My mother went to the Docter yesterday. She has been seeing this Docter for many years...
She had to wait for 90 minutes because her Doctor was running late.
She ended up spending 5 minutes with a nurse and then another 5 minutes with the Doctor. No tests were taken and nothing special happened.
The total bill was $120.
That is what is wrong with the medical system in this country.
This bill will end up being paid by Medicare and by my mother's supplemental insurance policy.
Consumers have been taken out of the loop. There is no incentive to argue about the bill or to shop around since Medicare and supplemental insurance will pay for it...