Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us

Bitter Pill By Steven Brill

TIME–March 4 ,2013

The most read healthcare article of early 2013. Please visit the site link below to explore the article. Concierge medicine, concierge doctors and direct pay business models will continue to develop in response to the growing dissatisfaction with health care  from all sides. Many patients have chosen to find a concierge doctor or a number of other alternatives to finding the care they deserve.

1. Routine Care, Unforgettable Bills
When Sean Recchi, a 42-year-old from Lancaster, Ohio, was told last March that he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his wife Stephanie knew she had to get him to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Stephanie’s father had been treated there 10 years earlier, and she and her family credited the doctors and nurses at MD Anderson with extending his life by at least eight years.

(Full Coverage: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us)

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2136864,00.html#ixzz2NqJVWU8Q

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