Here is a list, by state, of doctors who take cash (scroll down)
I looked at one of those listed in my state and that Dr. also took insurance so I don’t think this list is cash only providers. It also doesn’t list my doctor who I know takes cash, even though he also takes insurance…..just like the one I saw on this site.
I do think that a cash basis for health care would be better for everyone in the long run. There’s not many other services where you don’t have to pay before services are provided. I needed a tow truck last week and they required payment before they would even touch the vehicle. I get it…..really, I do. So, why would medical care be any different? Doctors need to be paid for services too. Clearly, emergency situations would have to be handled a bit differently. The way things are set up now, people don’t even know what they are paying for when they get hospitalized. The prices should be posted right up front for everyone to see and clearly itemized. Then you choose which services you want but hopefully not before you check prices elsewhere……competition. If you have insurance, it would be your responsibility to submit the bills to the insurance company to get paid. That way, everyone will pay attention to their bills, know how much services cost, and be more diligent about correct bills, thus reducing fraud. Insurance companies would also have to be more responsive to their customers. Word gets out fast about which companies are great and which ones aren’t…..just like car insurance (although that’s a racket too….but I digress). Putting more choices into the mix, along with more transparency in costs, would help to reduce overall health care costs in general.
Statistics: Posted by angie_nrs — Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:54 pm