As usual, I said to the patient as I left the room, "Is there anything else I can get for you, aside from money?"
She said, "Oh, I don't need that either. The government is paying for me, so I don't care."
"Okay, then," I said and humbly left the room. Yet, I thought, "That's half the problem. Not enough patients see the bill, so they don't care. If more people saw the bill, they'd be more skeptical of what doctors order, and would quit saying things like, "Well, the doctor ordered it, so I must need it.