Share the blame

Modern Healthcare - - Opinions Letters - Rick Sch­nei­der Strate­gic Ser­vices Blue Cross and Blue Shield As­so­ci­a­tion Chicago

I am tired of health in­sur­ers get­ting all the blame for the ris­ing costs of health­care. Look at this ar­ti­cle (“Fla. prac­tice, for­mer di­rec­tor agree to $12 mil­lion set­tle­ment,” Mod­ern­Health­care.com, March 23). One sin­gle can­cer cen­ter stole Lord knows how much of our hard-earned tax (Medi­care) dol­lars, and I see this ar­ti­cle only on Mod­ern Health care.com and a few Florida pa­pers.

Where is the out­rage of th­ese types of prac­tices in the gen­eral me­dia? Add them all up and we could prob­a­bly pay for a por­tion of this mas­sive en­ti­tle­ment bill Pres­i­dent Barack Obama just signed. Be­cause this would ac­tu­ally be real sav­ings vs. the re­duc­tion in physi­cian pay­ments that will never stand and was counted in the bill.

Everyday I am more out­raged by our in­ept gov­ern­ment.

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