Sunday, June 24, 2012

Big Business Advice to keep down health care costs; "find the cheapest hospital."

So, a big shot corporate owner solved the problem of rising health care costs for himself, so what? The trouble is, his solution works for larger companies, ones that might have a few more spending supplying in house health care centers and sticking everyone in a health savings account. Health savings accounts don't work well for the middle class and poor in smaller businesses and sole proprietorship's, because people on those plans would just end up rationing their own care.

But what's worse is the snake oil advice from John Torinus, from Serigraph in West Bend, who wants you to believe that the LOWEST COST HEART SURGEON will be your best choice. Like he said, it's counter intuitive. Yes it is. As an adult, consumer of really bad cheap products, and a long time small business owner shopping for insurance almost every year, I've found that not to be true.

Yet Torinus found one hospital he can recommend that might just be the exception. Anyone for cheap surgery, cheap doctor, cheap facility? Hey, it would be nice to think it could happen, but it would also be crazy.
Torinus: "So if you want to go get your heart bypassed, go find the cheapest hospital. Now that's counterintuitive, but if you think about it, it's not."
Yeahhhh, right. Mike Gousha couldn't end the interview quick enough.



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