Compare Doctors Without Health Insurance

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    I do not have health insurance and am looking for a doctor. Is there a way to compare doctor pricing short of having to call each one individually and ask what each charges?
     
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    Well, as far as I know they don't list their prices in the Yellow Pages or on the Internet, so.......
     
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    But isn't that just the point? That they don't advertise in an apparent manner and don't you get the feeling that they should? Given how fast technology moves these days and the aforementioned feeling, I don't think it's a question deserving of such a dismissive, snotty tone.
     
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    There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all treatment...each person has different needs when it comes to procedures so really the only way to get a quote is to...get a quote.
     
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    @koshergirl, I don't accept this argument. When buying a car, most people will qualify for different financing or negotiate in different ways and end op paying slightly different prices in the end, but Kelley Blue Book still manages to advertise an approximate value for each vehicle.

    Furthermore, this is not an answer to my question. If you'd like to argue, please start a different thread.
     
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    Capitalism does not like informed consumers.
     
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    @uscitizen, also untrue. The informed customer is the motive force directing progress in a competitive market. If you meant to say that groups that have a professional monopoly do not like informed customers, I might agree with you.

    But again, if you do not have an answer to my question, do not post here.
     
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    Indeed. Doctors, through the their professional monopoly and its control of the regulatory apparatus, have managed to virtually eliminate competitive pricing pressure. They've "groomed" a compliant customer base and convinced them that it's somehow beneath human dignity to ask how much their services cost. They've promoted, and are now enlisting the power of the compulsory state to mandate, an irrational financing scheme (comprehensive health insurance) that puts them at the tip of an ever-growing pyramid scheme.

    It's the perfect scam. Everyone involved makes a "killing", the doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, etc... Everyone except for taxpayers and health care consumers, who are slowing being drained of life for the power and wealth of the ruling elite.
     
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    You asked if there was price listing for doctors, lol.

    Easy answer...nope.

    Little more complex...hell nope. Unless you're talking about specific elective procedures.
     
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    And dumbfuck, you don't control who posts here.
     

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