It just amazing when different parties involved in the healthcare system try to game the system…..and each other. I don’t even know who is wrong? The new scam involves hospitals offering to pay the insurance premiums for the people who can’t get on Medicaid but also who can’t afford (or just won’t buy) a health exchange plan. They would pick those patients that are frequent fliers. Why? Because by giving these people coverage it will pay off in the long run because they are now covered for the big bills at the hospital. This amount would far outweigh the insurance premiums. It is like an insurance policy for the hospital that buys insurance that screws over the insurance companies. Oh, boy, this is getting good.
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