Commentary: A Good Idea But Hm Os Don't Want Us To Try It

Randy Velting wasn't going to let some torn knee ligaments keep him off the basketball court. So he got his damaged knee repaired by the best surgeon he could find. Only trouble was, Velting, 44, wound up paying more than half the $1,675 bill after his Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance plan decided the amount wasn't "reasonable and customary." But Velting, a partner at Concord Management, got his revenge. He helped persuade fellow partners at his Michigan property- management company to adopt a Medical Savings Account.

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