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Why Pay Physicians Anything At All For Providing Healthcare?

Virginia60 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 2:03 AM
I have a hyperliberal friend who absolutely believes doctors shouldn't charge anything. After all, they work in hospitals and are paid to be there, so why should they charge? She actually said, "Besides, they've made enough money already. My gyn is a multi-millionaire." She votes, and she produced children.

Last week, the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform released its recommendations, calling for the elimination of fee-for-service healthcare within the next 5 years. This organization, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is populated by physicians from academia, the insurance industry and from the public policy world. Having former GOP Senate Majority leader and cardiac surgeon Bill Frist serving as honorary chairman gives the imprimatur of bipartisanship and legitimacy. However, Dr. Frist, a former academic himself, has long favored a government supervised healthcare system, and is therefore less than objective in this regard.

The Commission was formed to...