This is exactly what I said would happen. There is no Institution that can survive on less than a 3rd of the billed fees. I am retired military and I see the statements that I get from Tri-Care outlining what they were billed vs what was actually paid. It is astonishing! I am surprised that any Doctor will see us retired military folks. The government literally “stiffs” the doctors for huge sums of money. I am sure that what we are now seeing at the Mayo clinic will spread nationwide. All of us retired military and civilians had better hold on. It’s going to be a real bumpy road! Call, write your reps and tell them to not support ANY health care makeover. It will be the ruin of us all…….
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