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What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? nj

is it legAL FOR a doctor to charge a patient more because they have health insurance?
 


LdiJ

Senior Member
What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? nj

is it legAL FOR a doctor to charge a patient more because they have health insurance?
Its certainly legal (and common practice) for a doctor to offer a discount to someone who is private pay, so yes, its legal to charge more to a patient who has health insurance.
 

ecmst12

Senior Member
It's not legal for a doctor to charge more BECAUSE you have health insurance. But I'm sure that's not what's happening. The doctor, if in network, will have negotiated the prices for service with your insurance company and after the bill is processed, you will be charged the discounted rate (even if the whole thing goes towards your deductible).
 
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