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With a complete launch of obamacare quickly approaching many doctors have stopped accepting health insurance altogether.
They claim it's the only way to keep quality service at affordable prices.
But will be pay as you go method and at saving you money doctor Michael champion is -- -- insurance at his practice in Portland Maine and he joins us today from Boston -- weren't.
Why did you decide to stop taking insurance.
While there -- There are several reasons.
One of them is economic and that -- -- -- small business and the revenues we've been we've been squeezed by big insurance companies and the government for many many years to the point where.
A lot of private practices are either going out of business or -- to -- big hospital groups so.
We really needed to do something in order to stay afloat.
Because we really want to take care patients that's really -- Our main priority.
And so we need to do something different and the present system where.
We're not doing well and you know what's coming with obamacare.
We've -- things getting a lot worse.
Well let's take a look -- -- at the cost difference before and after let's say somebody comes in her brief visit before it would cost them 95 dollars now it's it's fifty dollars.
With a savings of 42% and write down the list people are gonna save a lot of money cortisone injection had been -- 125 now.
It is fifty dollars for a savings of 60%.
What's your reaction from your patience.
You know -- it's.
Been a mixed reaction.
The folks that have very strict HMOs that I need -- -- contract and what their insurance company in order to get because it's paid for.
And folks that have Medicare who can't get reimbursed for my services.
It's costing them a bit more money because they're paying for both the insurance and my -- sure.
But folks that but folks that don't have insurance or have high deductibles which has more and more common now.
They're actually throw because.
There on the hook for them the full price until they have their deductible and most people don't even get there sorry if they're saving -- money well at and that -- and there she knew the Nazi and nurse practitioner -- -- -- the actual doctor.
And I and he -- one of our producers you're working not for obamacare every you're working for the people user.
And that that -- what we really wanted to do was not have the government and not have big insurance companies.
In the middle of the doctor patient relationship and by me working directly for patients but that's how we do that great well it's a beautiful thing.
We're gonna check back with the -- couple months maybe six months or so to see how it's going because I know some of your colleagues said well we'd consider it.
If you're still in business in a year so we're gonna follow you yup -- doctor Michael can't be joining us today from.
Newton Massachusetts Boston.
The doctor -- you think -- Thank you.
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