Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much For Health Care

Author: Charles Silver
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by seibelj   2020-08-04
Check out the book Overcharged if you want a fairly quick read that explains the healthcare scam from top to bottom https://www.amazon.com/Overcharged-Americans-Much-Health-Car...

Easiest way to get rich in America is to start a health clinic and start billing Medicare. Absolute trash from top to bottom.

by seibelj   2019-12-22
There is enormous money in fleecing government programs, particularly medicade / medicare, and it's a lot easier if you control many touchpoints (ambulance, urgent care, specialists, etc.). The book Overcharged describes many of the common scams https://www.amazon.com/Overcharged-Americans-Much-Health-Car...

Organized crime has moved out of overtly sleezy industries like gambling into much more profitable ones.

by seibelj   2018-11-10
I can’t recommend the book Overcharged enough if you really want to understand what is wrong with American healthcare. The answer is basically everything, but the fee-per-service billing model and third-party billing that obfuscates prices are the essential causes.

https://www.amazon.com/Overcharged-Americans-Much-Health-Car...

by seibelj   2018-10-10
If you want an extremely accurate and often hilarious book on what’s wrong with healthcare, I recommend “Overcharged”. If anything it taught me that everything is negotiable with health insurance.

https://www.amazon.com/Overcharged-Americans-Much-Health-Car...

by seibelj   2018-09-15
I will link to this book over and over: "Overcharged" explains the American medical system and its problems in great detail. Cannot recommend it more. Price obfuscation, third-party payments, and government interference have warped the medical system in ways that will make you laugh (then cry).

https://www.amazon.com/Overcharged-Americans-Much-Health-Car...

by seibelj   2018-09-14
I will link to this book over and over: "Overcharged" explains the American medical system and its problems in great detail. Cannot recommend it more. Price obfuscation, third-party payments, and government interference have warped the medical system in ways that will make you laugh (then cry).

https://www.amazon.com/Overcharged-Americans-Much-Health-Car...