KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has been following the economics of the medical industry for the better part of 40 years. He’s seen the inconsistencies from the inside and now most recently the outside.
Medicare routinely advises seniors to rent home medical equipment when it would be far less expensive if they bought it. Medicare, the government health program for seniors, isn’t alone in this practice. Some private insurers do the same thing.
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