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Can patients with private medical insurance still choose their doctor?

41 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 06 August 2012

BUPA, Britain's biggest supplier of private medical insurance, is changing the way it reimburses private doctors for carrying out operations. If a patient chooses to go to a doctor who isn't on BUPA's approved list, they may have to pay a shortfall. We hear from a listener who had to pay extra for surgery he thought was covered by his policy and ask BUPA why they are making changes.

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