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Two-Tiered Health Care: The Future?

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NEW YORK - In America, you get what you pay for. Those who pay more get better service. That's the way it is in restaurants, and in health care, too. But imagine a restaurant with one kitchen, one chef, but two doors and two price lists. That's the model of health care that some doctors are practicing.

In New York City, msnbc.com heard of doctors locating their practices on corners, so they can have one door where they take insurance and another door offering services for patients who pay cash up front for each procedure.
We visited one of these clinics with two doors, to see how it works. The result is a glimpse into a two-tiered system of health care, a system that could be coming to a street corner near you.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33863680...h-health_care/

Doctors Who Want Cash for Care:

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ANAHEIM, Calif. - When Bob Goodrich’s longtime doctor started providing premium care only to patients who paid a $1,600 annual fee, the 63-year-old felt he had no choice but to write a check. His wife, Marjorie, 64, was sick with a serious adrenal disorder and nervous about having to switch doctors. And she was drawn to the longer appointments, personal attention and 24/7 access that Dr. Susan Debin promised the new “concierge” arrangement would provide.
But with already-high monthly insurance premiums and constant cash outlays for co-payments and deductibles, the family couldn’t afford two elite medical memberships.
So Goodrich, a retired parks director, gambled that his own high blood pressure wouldn’t get worse. He paid the fee for his wife — but not for himself.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34019606...h-health_care/

As a former medical practitioner, this is clearly wrong to me. Doctors themselves have become part of the problem and this is a clear violation of them most basic tenet in medicine: " First of all, do no harm."
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34019606...h-health_care/

As a former medical practitioner, this is clearly wrong to me. Doctors themselves have become part of the problem and this is a clear violation of them most basic tenet in medicine: " First of all, do no harm."
Nicely put. None the less the torrt reform necessary to get Doctors off defensive medicine or in this case, preferential medicine based on income, is still not forthcoming. Whose guiltier? The doctors or the Lawyers who seek billion dollar verdicts from a gullible and intellectualy lazt populace.

Better if i just go ahead and die early and not burden my family.
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