Paying For Medical Care With Bitcoins? Clinics Are Open To The Idea But Not Getting Many Takers
There are pros and cons to the method of payment, but so far most people aren't even trying to use them.
Some Clinics Allow Patients To Pay In Bitcoin — But Find Little Demand
As the value of bitcoin climbed last year so too did its public prominence. Still, the cryptocurrency isn’t accepted in all that many brick-and-mortar shops. But a smattering of clinics across the US have started taking the currency in recent years, allowing patients to pay their medical bills or their copays with bitcoin — though, in many cases, they aren’t getting any takers. My Doctor Medical Group, a practice of seven of physicians with an office in San Francisco, has allowed patients to pay with bitcoin since 2013 — with some limits. (Samuel, 2/1)