By Natan Schleider, M.D.
January 12th, 2019
First let me say if you are reading this blog and comment or follow me on social media and are a new patient with no health insurance, I’ll provide you free medical care for 3-6 months within the scope of my specialty. Why? Quite simply if I can afford to run a medical practice with zero income from some new patients, perhaps large insurance companies can do the same?
Anthem made 1.1 Billion Dollars in 2018 while dropping 888 thousand clients. Way to trim the fat.
If health care providers provide medical care and patients receive medical care why do the middle men–health insurance companies–make all the money? This complex question which seemed innocent in 1917 has snowballed to the point I pay over $2000 dollars a month for health insurance for me and my daughter which we sometimes use. But not $2000 a month! We are healthy fortunately.
So my proposal to Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, the biggest insurance company in New York City: For every free patient I treat, you treat a free patient like a 9/11 victim, a pregnant mom, anyone warranting care.
If we both lose a 100 million dollars monthly then we regroup but if everything goes smoothly, become a nonprofit that gives out smoothies!
Hope to see some new patients soon as well as people commenting on my blog.
Natan Schleider, M.D>