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These days the medical industry is so complex, we find it useful to have a third party intermediary between the patient and doctor.

Sometimes I can clarify in my own mind what’s going on in a situation by simplifying a picture to just its essential elements. I fill in the details and fuzz later.

Administrative costs for Medicare run something like 2 percent.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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