SPECIAL PRESS REPORT: Slow road to reforming health care, Riverdale Press

By KIRSTYN BRENDLEN, MICHAEL HINMAN & HEATHER J. SMITH
Oct 13, 2019

Dr. Phil Schneider likes to keep it simple.

Walking into the speech pathologist’s Whitehall clinic, patients generally don’t find much more than a small sparsely decorated waiting area, leading to an office dominated by Schneider’s desk, with a big window facing Independence Avenue.

Despite running a number of similar offices throughout the city — and even a pair in Israel — Schneider runs his practice without the standard office staff one might expect. Because of that, Schneider tends to deal with all his own paperwork, most of which deals directly with health insurance companies.

Receiving standard health care can be challenging enough through such insurance. When it comes to specialists like Schneider, it’s an everyday uphill battle that eats more and more of his time....

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