Originally Posted by palmetto defender
Doctor? Didn't know that. YOU should distibute free condoms and BC pills to ALL you patients. FREE. Out of you excesssive profit margins. Most doctors, as we all know, grossly overcharge.
Hey my dentist gives out a free toothbrush, toothpaste and floss at each visit. Plus tickets to our local pro hockey and baseball teams.
I work for federal govt. The VA system, a system that is far superior to the private system you love and defend. So no i dont overcharge. The system I work for allows for direct negotiation with drug companies for their drugs (something that cuts costs dramatically, also something the drug companies dont like since they need to drive up costs so that their CEOs can continue to fly in their own private jets from their mansions to their weekend villas). The system I work for also has a good checks and balance system that reduces the need for unnecessary tests and procedures. We call it smart medicine supported by scientific data, fools like you call it rationing.
Most physicians do not overcharge. Dentists on the other hand...Your dentist will get reimbursed more for bridge work than a cardiologist will get for a cardiac cath despite the risks carried by each procedure. I guess thats why he can afford to give out free tickets.