Fed up with declining payments and rising red tape, a small but growing number of doctors is opting out of the insurance system completely. They're expecting patients to pony up with cash.
Some doctors who have gone that route love it, saying they can spend more time with and provide higher-quality care to their patients. Health advocates are skeptical, worrying that only the wealthy will benefit from this system.
In Wichita, Kan., 32-year old family physician Doug Nunamaker switched to a cash-only basis in 2010 after taking insurance for five years. ("Cash-only" is a loose description. Nunamaker accepts payment by debit or credit card too.)...
If it ain'l broke,don't fix it..that's what's wrong with the current leaders..they keep trying to fix what is not broke except for the fact it takes 3 months for doctors to get paid for their services..in the meantime they have to pay insurance in case of suits and all their bills that need paying on their end..my son is a CRNA and he has recently moved back home and he has had to work 3 months without pay for this very reason..is ObamaCare going to take care of this problem?