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Bangor Daily News
A Portland, Maine family doctor is the latest poster child for private practitioners who are turning their backs on insurers altogether.
In April, Dr. Michael Ciampi stopped accepting all forms of insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid, and started charging for his services a la carte.
“We’re asking people to pay at the time of service just like you would pay at your garage or your lawyer or your plumber,” Dr. Michael Ciampi told the Bangor Daily News’ Jackie Farwell. “Now, I work for patients. I don’t work for the government and I don’t work for insurance companies.”