SnooBooks4898 OP t1_jdny6yv wrote

I understand what you're saying but I'm not sure that the fee is a deterrent or that there are an overwhelming number of non-NJers spending an appreciable amount of time at our beaches. Would be an interesting experiment to see what happens if the open all beaches for a season.


SnooBooks4898 OP t1_jdnxglo wrote

While I do LOVE living in NJ, I find that the general rule is to observe the way the rest of the country is doing it and do the opposite! Gotta turn right to go left, can't pump our own gas, close most retail in an entire county on Sunday.


SnooBooks4898 OP t1_jdnwilw wrote

I can't wrap my head around the idea that someone can PURCHASE part of ANY beach. I'm restricited from enjoying the ocean or lake because I can't get there without walking across the beach, for which I have to pay a price. Housing developments are easier to understand because it's more efficient for essential services such as water, electric, sewer, etc.


SnooBooks4898 t1_j1umhv9 wrote

This is the correct answer. Large physician groups receive better compensation from insurance companies. The rationale is that physicians within that group will refer to other physicians in the same group and the end result will be better continuity of care, therefore lowering healthcare costs overall. For example, if your Summit Health primary care physician refers you to a gastroenterologist who also works for Summit Health, Summit profits from the services provided by both doctors. If they refer to someone outside of their system, the practice they refer to collects. The continuity of care piece comes in that health records are seamlessly accessible to all providers. This also allows Summit to monitor the “appropriateness of care. Used to be if Dr. A was friends with Dr. B, she might refer patients to Dr. B for bullshit, unnecessary testing or consultation. Dr B becomes wealthier as a result. Bottom line…it’s not going away.