Took my dog to the vet, then looked at my HSA. Noticed I paid vet 20% more for annual checkup than ins. pays pediatrician. Sad
Reminds me…I’ve started collecting photos I take of medical clinics vs. veterinary clinics in the same neighborhoods. If anyone has some good examples, send them my way…but here’s the first. Just goes to show that when people pay their own hard earned money for healthcare, providers start competing on price and quality and appearance…essentially, the consumer experience.
Make all physicians paid by a single governmental payer and where’s the incentive to provide the consumer experience in healthcare?
The quality and monetary cost of making healthcare “free” is much more expensive than mandating transparency and encouraging good old fashioned competition in healthcare – something Obama isn’t even talking about.