DOCTOR OFFERS FLAT-FEE MEDICAL CARE FOR PATIENTS

Freedom Orthopedic & Rehab owner Dr. Tom Joseph on his flat-fee health care practice and the ways health clinics are lowering medical costs by not taking insurance.
ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 09/08/2015

Discussion Questions

1. What are some ways the Affordable Care Act changed healthcare in our country? Do some research and list pros and cons of these changes.

2. Why has refusing to take health insurance helped these clinics lower their prices?

3. Other types of businesses list prices where everyone can see them. Why are doctors' offices different? Why is it so hard to find out the prices for medical services?

4. Why does Dr. Tom Joseph emphasize the importance of asking questions when it comes to healthcare?

5. Don't we need insurance to help pay for expensive medical costs? What does Dr. Joseph say about this? What do you think? Explain and defend your opinion.

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