Just a great question to start the weekend: Are we ninnies for not demanding to know how much our medical treatment will cost before we receive it? George Lundberg at KevinMD.com asks the question:
The next time I receive medical care, I want to know how much it will cost before I agree that it will be done — and that includes no matter who pays the bill.
And, doctor, I want you to know and I want you to care how much what you prescribe is going to cost me or somebody.
You say it is beyond your control to know? I say, insist.
Rise up, as one, and demand to know.
If I go into a department store, or a restaurant, or a bar, or a supermarket, or online for theater, or a football game, or airplane tickets, or a hotel room, I will know how much I will have to pay to obtain whatever it is I want before I close the deal.
Why have we as a society allowed medical care of all sorts to be so different? Are we just a bunch of ninnies?
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