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I called to get an estimate of the cash cost of an appointment for an annual exam with the doctor I saw last. A few days later they sent it to me in the mail: $546. And that is after a 20% discount for self-paying.

So I guess they won’t be seeing me soon. Meanwhile, a friend has a health problem in another country; the doctor wasn’t available that day but he knew he needed to start on a medication (steroids) right away, so went to the pharmacy and bought his medication. No prescription needed. Russia does this, too, I’ve heard. You can go to a pharmacy and simply buy your blood pressure medicine, for example.

I am looking forward to when this country’s health system is forced to change.


posted on June 12, 2017 11:34 AM ()

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This is horrible and it didn't include a bone density test and a mammogram, I feel certain. Take a lot of calcium, curcumin and vitamins to bolster your health. I think I owe my good health to a use of supplements. Our health care system will evidently get worse before it gets better.
comment by elderjane on June 13, 2017 4:39 AM ()
I got a free mammogram a while back when a hospital system offered them. I've found there are regular free clinics right here, and I know the doctors who run them, they're good ones. So that's one help. I'm hoping that next year will be better and I can buy into insurance again.
reply by drmaus on June 13, 2017 7:50 AM ()
It will be a long time!!
comment by greatmartin on June 12, 2017 7:34 PM ()

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