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Doctor stops accepting insurance, slashes prices of services

May, 29 2013

Still from South Portland doctor stops accepting insurance, posts prices online. (Bangor Daily News doctor in South Portland, Maine, is making his own rules. This year Dr. Michael Ciampi, a family physician, stopped accepting all forms of health insurance, both private and government-sponsored. He then posted the prices of his services on the practice’s website, many of which were now greatly reduced. Ciampi says insurance companies no longer dictate how much he charges, he can offer discounts to patients who are financially struggling and he can make house calls. “I’ve been able to cut my prices in half because my overhead will be so much less,” said Ciampi. “If more doctors were able to do this, that would be real health care reform.”


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