Objects in Mirror

One doctor's experience as a health care consumer

Posted at 8:01 AM on July 22, 2009 by Julia Schrenkler

Today's NewsQ Commentary comes from Will Nicholson, M.D. He explains why he said 'no' to his employer's health plan:

"I learned in medical school that addressing the ills of an individual patient cannot be separated from addressing the ills of a health system as a whole. For me, uncoupling my employer from my health insurance provider is a first step toward a clear understanding of America's health care system."

How do you manage your own health care? Do you insure yourself, or use a benefit package? Do you want your medical care provider to relate to not only your health, but understand your insurance? Read the full piece and share your own comments or experiences with health care.

* Commentary: Let's put some reform in health care reform by William McGuire, M.D.
* MPR NewsQ Health Collection
* Commentary home page

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