Who controls the health care system?

United States
November 17, 2006 11:30am CST
The hospitals, the doctors, or the insurance companies?
8 responses
@macubx (11422)
• Philippines
18 Nov 06
insurance companies..
• United States
21 Nov 06
thanks for your response.
• United States
21 Nov 06
thanks for your response.
• United States
18 Nov 06
The insurance and pharmaceutical companies, unfortunately.
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• United States
18 Nov 06
The health care system is definitely controlled by the insurance companies, but Doctors have the power to overturn that. If Doctors (such as the ones I work with) weren't so concerned about the $$$$, and would invest more quality in the care they provide, then health care wouldn't be an insurance issue. Probably some (I know not all) medical problems could be better treated the first time around. That avoid further hospitalizations, referrals, etc....which would lower insurance billing and costs. Some Doctors, unfortunately, look at insurance coverage versus patient progress when they evaluate patient treatment and discharge planning.
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• United States
21 Nov 06
excellent answer! Thank you so much, I totally agree!
• United States
18 Nov 06
the insurance companies as my doctor has told me on numerous occasions
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• United States
21 Nov 06
thanks for your response.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
18 Nov 06
Sadly, it's the insuance companies. That's one of my pet peeves. It should be the doctors, but there hands are tied because insurance companies won't pay unless it's done their way!
• United States
21 Nov 06
thanks for your response.
@tusharb (3159)
• India
18 Nov 06
insurance...
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• United States
21 Nov 06
thanks for your response
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
18 Nov 06
The insurance companies, definitely. The doctors can't do anything anymore without contacting the insurance companies.
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• United States
21 Nov 06
thanks for your response!
@achyuta (2853)
• United States
17 Nov 06
Surely the insurance agents. God bless. DO participate in my discussions. I give you a +. Help me too. :) Good luck.
• United States
17 Nov 06
thanks for your response.