Maine Doctor Cuts Prices In Half By Refusing Health Insurance

Kristen Butler | | May 29, 2013

Maine doctor Michael Ciampi stopped accepting insurance enabling him to cut prices in half and make house calls.

A Portland, Maine, physician announced on April 1 that he would cut the middle man and deal directly with his patients, no longer accepting insurance in any form.

"I’ve been able to cut my prices in half because my overhead will be so much less," Dr. Michael Ciampi told the Bangor Daily News. Before, Ciampi charged an existing patient $160 for an office visit addressing one or more complicated health problems. Now, he charges $75.