The emergency room bill was $937. But the insurer, UnitedHealthcare, paid only $151.02. Why? Because unbeknown to the patient and his family, the ER doctor was out of network. But wait. The hospital was an in-network hospital. Yes, but the doctor wasnt. And that, it turns out, is not unusual.
|John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed Independent books, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the Father of Health Savings Accounts.|
Obamacare remains highly controversial and faces ongoing legal and political challenges. Polls show that by a large margin Americans remain opposed to the healthcare law and seek to repeal and replace it. However, the question is: Replace it with what?