Those "Poor" Doctors

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    Maybe the whining-doctors need to consider career-changes....to WALL $TREET.....and, make-ROOM for REAL-doctors!!!!!

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    Throwing Doctors under the bus is about the most idiotic direction people can take in the health care debate.

    Americans seem to be offended that physicians, who train for at least 12 years after high school and incur close to $200,000 in debt, make a decent income.

    If you don't compensate highly skilled labor, regardless of vocation, then you get sub-par results.

    In other words, do you really want a person with the same degree of motivation as a burger flipper in McDs removing your gallbladder?
     
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    Well, yes, there's a whole lot of upcoding that goes on. But it isn't realistic to expect a person with the talent to be a doctor to incur $500,000 in student loan debt, carry the cost of an office and not make a decent income. That just is not human nature.
     
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    Bit of dishonest reporting here. Income as receipts for services (which includes is a gross number, businesswise) out of which comes office rent, salaries for staff and other business related costs is confused with net income which gets spent on swimming pools, german cars and golf.

    Doctors put in 20 hour days while they were in school, learned a very hard skill, and are fulfill a dire need. they should get compensated for what the do, what they went through ,and their skill set.

    Ragging on doctors and their net incomes as an excuse to rob them of the fruits of their labor shows what kind of itsy bitsy teeny weeny shriveled little soul you are.

    For what they do, they are entitled to live high.
     
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    Doctors earn and deserve every penny they get.

    It's hard and sometimes disgusting work and they should be very well compensated for it.

    And anyone who thinks otherwise is just plain wrong.
     
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    Moreso: Primary Care Physicians (Family Practice, General Internists and Pediatricians, etc) are the ones that really get screwed over when Medicaid re-imbursements are monkeyed with.
     
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    How little you know.
    Try doing a little research then spew your class envy bullshit.
     
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    On that note, back to studying.

    Did I get to spend Thanksgiving with my family? No.
     
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    And don't forget the exhorbitant cost of malpractice insurance, all for the good cause of making politically favored trial lawyers far richer than the doctors they blackmail.
     
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    Yeah.....when the choices are....expecting doctor$ to absorb a 9%-cut (in income)....or, average-Americans absorbing a 10%-cut (or, a cut-back in hours).....the choice is obvious.

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