Welcome back to The Call Room.Why is healthcare so expensive on The Call Room with Dr. Robert Berry

This is an experience many patients of mine, and most likely many of you listening, share: you go to your doctor, agree to a certain treatment, and ask for how much it will cost.

The doctor then gives you a long-winded explanation of the various different companies and doctors they will need to consult first, with no real estimate of how much you are going to have to pay. Why is this?

On today’s episode of The Call Room, we’re doing a deep dive into why healthcare is so expensive, how it got that way, and what we can all do to change it.

“As soon as the third party became involved, that’s when things took a turn for the worse.” – Dr. Robert Berry

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“Insurance companies are in the business of making money.” – Dr. Robert Berry

Show Notes:

  • Why it is so difficult to get a quote for healthcare
  • How employers began the shift in healthcare
  • Why a large-scale change in health insurance is highly disincentivized
  • What we can learn from veterinarians and how they handle their fees
  • The deception of in-network and out-of-network charges
  • The concept of “P + O = W”
  • How large healthcare providers are trying to reduce or remove private practices
  • Why having a health insurance company in between a patient and doctor often delays crucial treatment and care
  • Why transparency in healthcare pricing can only be for the better of consumers
  • What Dr. Robert believes we should be looking for in our country’s health care

“When you go to have something done, we all want to know “what’s it going to cost me?”– Dr. Robert Berry