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Are You Ready for This?

I recently learned about a new business called “medibid.” Billing itself as “the only real solution” to rising healthcare costs, medibid acts as a broker, allowing patients to register (for a fee) and describe what kind of healthcare service they are seeking and allowing physicians (who also pay a fee) to “bid” for the business at a stated price. As they say on their website: “MediBid has been called the ‘Priceline of Healthcare’ or the ‘Travelocity of Healthcare’ because of this.”

Wow, I admit to being fascinated and a bit horrified at the same time. On the one hand, I had a, “Boy, I wish I had thought of that” moment, followed quickly by, “OMG, is this really where we are headed?” Continue reading Are You Ready for This?