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Three (3) patients limp into three different doctors with the same complaint. They all have trouble walking and may require hip surgery.

Patient #1:
Is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day, and has a time booked for surgery the following week at a total cost for the operation of $2,400.00

Patient #2:
Goes to the ER, is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day, and has a time booked for surgery the following week. Gets NO bill for Copay or deductible, in fact gets no bill at all. Total cost for this patient is $0.00

Patient #3:
Sees the family doctor after already having to wait 3 weeks for the appointment. Then has to wait another 8 weeks to see a specialist. Gets an x-ray, which isn’t read until the following week, and finally, is scheduled for surgery 6 months down the road, of course…

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