Physicians and hospitals can not waive or significantly reduce their fees they charge to uninsured patients even if they want to because they would technically be committing Medicare fraud! Ant’ mindless and impersonal government bureaucracy great?!
Read more from Dr. Rangel. And don’t neglect to peruse his further comments on national health insurance, and yet more is here. These are some of the most accurate and pungent observations on the topic I have seen.