Pay or die is nothing new, but one of Texas’ largest health care providers is demanding payment prior to results as a watchword of the Affordable Health Care Act, it seems.
This recording came in over the transom, so it’s a raw piece of intelligence in which an executive of Scott & White is heard to say that 1) not everyone pays their bills, and 2) the hospital giant has no alternative but to make its other patients pay in advance for trauma care.
His interlocutor is heard to say that he and many other families are leaving for better conditions, but the executive is unperturbed. He’s here to stay, and this is the new way.
Unfortunately, because of patient confidentiality laws, it’s not possible to learn much more from this sound byte, but there it is.
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