Comparison shopping has changed the way Americans shop for everything from groceries to cars. Can that same concept be applied to medical research in getting your personal injury medical bills lowered?
The government is pursuing lower costs of medical bills because of the already high cost. Medical bills are too high, and there are many Americans without insurance, which leads to many personal injury patients to accept inadequate medical treatments.
Our firm’s San Diego personal injury lawyers believe our biggest priority is making sure that our clients who suffer from personal injuries get the right treatments and receive help paying their medical bills. A price should not be made on a person’s health after a car accident causes personal injury.
The administration plans to spend about $1 billion over the next few years on studies to compare the effectiveness of competing treatments for common conditions (i.e. back pain, heart disease and prostate cancer). These studies will be available to the public to help doctors and patients suffering from personal injury decide what medical treatment they want to use.
Supporters of the plan say these studies are necessary to correct the use of ineffective treatments and control costs which totaled over $2 trillion in 2007. Opponents warn that comparative studies could lead to inadequate treatment for some patients and rationing health care.
If you get whiplash from a car accident, would you accept a treatment that worked just as well for a price that is less than the traditional medical treatment, especially if you needed help getting your medical bills paid?
Our firm’s personal injury lawyers in San Diego support the possibility of getting better treatment at a smaller cost. “Shopping” for the right treatment could be a step forward in how patients suffering from personal injuries get treated.
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