I am David Belk. I'm a doctor who has spent the last 5 years trying to untangle and demystify health care costs in the US. I created a website exposing much of what I've discovered. Ask me anything!
My short bio: Here is my website: http://truecostofhealthcare.net/
My last AMA was about 2 1/2 years ago here: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1sbwz8/i_am_david_belk_im_a_doctor_who_has_spent_years/ Many people commented at the time that the site looked ugly and unprofessional. I've since updated the look (courtesy of Modern Creations) so it no longer looks like a crazy conspiracy site (I hope).
For a quick preview of what I'm doing, you can watch this 10 minute video "The $55,000 Appendectomy: What Everyone Should Know About Hospital Bills" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkAY15p2DN4
Or just read my conclusion: http://truecostofhealthcare.net/conclusion/
It's about 2:30 PM (Pacific time) and I'm behind about 300 questions. Still, I have to take a break to eat. I'll be back in about a half hour
OK, I'm back. I had spaghetti in case anyone was going to ask.
I'm taking another break now (6:30 PM Pacific time). I'll come back when my eyes are less blurry and I've eaten.
OK, I'm back for more.
OK, Ive been typing for 12 hours and I can't see straight. I'm not even sure if my last few answers made any sense. I'm going to bed. I'll pick this up again in the morning.