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Old 6th November 2019, 05:20 AM   #156
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Originally Posted by Bob001 View Post
Is the fee means-tested? If somebody doesn't have any money does he still get to see the doc?
Let me tell you how it works in Japan in my experience. When you arrive at a doctor's office you are asked for your insurance card, not cash up front. That happens only after you've seen the doctor. So medical care is provided before they ask for payment every time I've ever encountered the system.
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