Seriously, with the new health care reform, people are crying about how the doctors are going to be screwed out of 20% (or so) of what they were earning. Really? I should feel bad that someone making $500,000 will only be making $400,000 in a year when I live off of less than 10% of THAT? Why should I feel bad for them? Many that go into specialty practices (I'm talking about surgeons too) even have their student loans paid off by the hospital that hires them, so the "they have major expenses" argument doesn't work for it either.
So, yeah, why are people bent out of shape about these "poor" doctors?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:32 PM on Apr. 2, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by NightPhoenix at 3:34 PM on Apr. 2, 2010
Most PCP's and family doctors do not make even close to that. They have private practices in which they are solely responsible for paying for staff and all building and overhead expenses. With medicaid and medicare patients, they rarely get even half of what they normally charge for an office visit. That is why many of them are saying no to more medicaid and medicare patients and saying that they will just close their doors if they are going to be forced to take on more.
Think about this. No one bats an eye when you get the bill from having your car fixed and see a $75 an hour fee for the technician, but god forbid a doctor charge more than $50 for an office visit. Also, on your car bill, you will see ever single thing charged to you. ie - parts used, instruments used, paperwork processing fees, etc. But your doctor bill is one flat charge no matter how much time you take or how many nurses are needed.
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