Doctors switching to cash-only payments?

http://www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/04/05/cash.doctors.ap/index.html

Dr. Vern Cherewatenko is one of a small but growing number of physicians across the country who are dumping complicated insurance contracts in favor of simple cash payments.

So what happened to the Cashless future we were promised in the late 90’s? In the future everyone will have a credit card. Or better yet a BlueTooth phone linked to their bank. One swipe of the phone and your purchase is made. In this situation the cause is the red-tape and hassle that Docs go through to get paid. But it has intresting side-effects for the society as well.

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