Elizabeth Powers: A serious problem in health care

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Published: 01-20-2024 6:00 PM

I work in health care. I spent a lot of time, energy, money and sweat learning my trade so that I could assess patients and develop the best treatment plan to get them better. Insurance companies have created a system in which the determining factor as to how much or what kind of treatment is provided is not made by a trained clinician.

Why are insurance companies now making the decisions as to what is best for patients? How can a corporate entity with no clinical experience or training, much less in an immediate situation, decide what is best for a person who is in a medical crisis? This is a very serious problem that our health care system urgently needs to address.

Elizabeth Powers


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