I don’t know what a gynecologist charges for a therapeutic D & C, but I’m sure it’s a lot less than the Dr. Tiller’s out there are charging for abortions...
I don’t see doctors working under salary. They will be on a strict fee schedule that will be ratcheted down to very little.
Doctors will then be working for hospitals, and I suspect the last bastion of the private country doctor will vanish.
There needs to be some kind of assistance to hospitals now who treat the indigent. The private pay hospitals are NOT seeing these people, and therefore the not for profit hospital are , and they are dying out there and close to bankruptcy.
In fact in some ways many doctor such as consultants and surgeons end up making a great deal of money because they work for several NHS hospitals each one being there so many days a week and then in the evening have a private clinic at the local private hospitals.
The argument that doctors will make less under a public option IMHO if you take the UK example does not hold water but does mean they are not based at the same hospital or clinic and are more difficult to contact though they normally have a private secretary or in some cases their wife who handles their schedules.