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October 26, 2009

One Broke Doctor

Dr. Andrew Johnstone also sees the need for reform, but he thinks the best solution is the free market. He says he's practically broke because insurance companies are dictating what he can charge, what drugs he can prescribe, and what tests he should run. Sometimes, he says, rather than go through all the hoops insurance companies put in place, he'll prescribe a drug the company recommends, even if he knows a better drug is out there. Dr. Johnstone talks to Dick about what he's seen in his general practice and what he thinks would fix the problems.

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