Skip to comments.Survey: US Doctors Fear Healthcare Reform
Posted on 01/19/2011 10:24:26 AM PST by Nachum
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. doctors surveyed fear healthcare reform could worsen care for patients, by flooding their offices and hurting income, according to a Thomson Reuters survey released Tuesday.
The survey of more than 2,900 doctors found many predict the legislation will force them to work harder for less money.
"When asked about the quality of healthcare in the U.S. over the next five years, 65 percent of the doctors believed it would deteriorate with only 18 percent predicting it would improve," Thomson Reuters, parent company of Reuters, said in a statement.
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I know some doctors with some pretty sweet compensation packages, and they don’t have to work that many hours to get it either. Thats all well and good, but the reason is that the AMA’s control over medical schools means there are less doctors than there could be. Not that you want just any idiot to do surgery on you, but a lot of care can be done by those making less than $300K for a 30-35 hour month.
That's the problem. You get a lot of idiots for less than $300K. The best surgeons can command a price. Our family knows this from personal experience.
Right along with most of the rest of us.
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