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Roger Stark, MD, FACS, Health Care Policy Analyst, July, 2011
The Seattle Times published this op-ed on July 26, 2011.
The federal government recently announced it wants to spy on your doctor. The government planned to pay "mystery patients" to call doctors and find out whether they are willing to accept the prices set by Medicaid and Medicare.
The public was outraged, naturally, and within 72 hours government officials temporarily suspended the calls.