by Olga Khazan | The Atlantic | November 2, 2015
How Arbitration Affects Health Care
Sovereign Solutions Editor’s Note:
Arbitration is something to take care to know about when it comes to your health and the care associated with it.
As the featured article demonstrates, the devil is usually in the details.
Arbitration need not necessarily be a bad thing for the customer, but it pays to take heed of the finer details, especially when such involves a considerable medical procedure.
Remember, if you see something, then say something. When it comes to securing your finances, this too often repeated and misused counsel actually becomes helpful.
Say what, you ask?
Well, if the procedure you are planning for involves signing off on some paper work that substitutes jury trial for arbitration in the event of possible damages, then you really ought to say something about it.
If you find arbitration for said procedure unacceptable, which you may after reading the featured article, then you need to be an empowered person and simply say no.
The thing to remember is this: you are PAYING for medical care, you are electing to purchase or decline.
You may be surprised to find hospitals and medical professionals amenable to your will on this matter. And of course, remember, there are always other parties to contract with in order to serve you.
As with all healthcare matters, remember this:
YOU are in the driver’s seat. It is YOUR body, YOUR health, and YOUR money. So ACT LIKE IT!
Pay attention to the details, speak up, and act decisively. Especially if ANY contract substitutes jury trial with likely abstruse arbitration that may be inherently advantageous to the medical practice and professional.
We at Sovereign Liberty Solutions certainly do not support an overly litigious society; however, substituting jury trial with arbitration BLINDLY and worse, UNKNOWINGLY, is downright dangerous to your wallet.