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What’s Wrong with Insurance Commissioners Regulating Concierge Doctors?

February 5th, 2009 By Steven Knope, MD

So what was wrong with the Maryland state insurance commissioner getting involved as the self-appointed regulator of concierge medicine? It has been suggested that his hearing may be “helpful” to physicians – to give guidance to concierge doctors so that they don’t run afoul with insurance law. Really?!

I spent a decade of my life fighting corrupt insurance companies, ultimately opting out of the third-party system because I could not reform it. I opted for a private practice model so that I would not be subject to the corruption of big insurance or the U.S.… Read the rest