Doctors aghast at Groupon deals for medical care

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Doctors online expressed shock and dismay after realizing that
patients are using Groupon deals to access medical services, such
as chest CT scans and mammograms, at discount rates,
according to a report by Kaiser Health News
.

Such deals illustrate how broken the US healthcare system is,
according to Paul Ketchel, CEO and founder of MDsave, a site that
offers discount-priced vouchers on bundled medical treatments and
services.

That said, after their initial astonishment over the deals wore
off, some doctors noted that the discounts were actually pretty
good.

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Doctors aghast at Groupon deals for medical care