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Patients Finding Medical Deals with Online Auction

 
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“Medibid is about patient freedom and choice. Many health plans don’t give patients the freedom to behave like consumers, because that would facilitate prices come down,” said Weber.

“I hear our clients say, ‘It’s my health, my money and my choice. I will live with the consequences.’”

Lynette Summerill is an award-winning writer and water-sports junkie who lives in San Diego with her husband and two beach loving dogs. In addition to writing about cancer-related issues for EmpowHER, her work has been seen in publications internationally.

Sources:

Interview with Ralph Weber 9 April 9, 2014. Medibid.com

WGHB-TV/CNN Wire. Medibid, an online auction where doctors bid for patients. 7 Feb. 2014.
http://myfox8.com/2014/02/07/medibid-an-online-auction-website-where-doctors-bid-for-patients

Reviewed April 15, 2014
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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