Shortage of family doctors predicted by 2020

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by clevin, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    my friend is a doctor, he said the medicare system and others now only pay sole practice doctors 40~60% of the billing they should get. Now doctors who practice by themselves get paid even less than nurse practitioner.
     
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    Yeah, being a doc just ain't what it used to be. That's the price you pay for letting for-profit insurance companies and pharmaceuticals run the pricing game...
     
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    Healthcare, crime, the economy, the environment, terrorism... have they done anything right lately!?!
     

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