Sunday, November 28, 2010
I Am Sick of Doctor's Complaints About Money
The news is replete with physicians who complain that they are not making as much money as they want and are refusing to accept patients on medicare. Many medicare patients cannot find a doctor who will treat them no matter how urgently the elderly person needs medical treatment. Yes, I'm sick of doctors who have a very few medicare patients and say "we cannot accept any more medicare patients." I have heard doctors on TV angrily threatening to retire before they will accept anyone on medicare. Not enough money, they complain. I have not seen any doctors who are forced to live in a second-hand mobile home and drive a 1950 Ford. Wake up, doctors. You are giving the entire medical profession a bad name. The new medical creed has become "I want money, to hell with the sick and dying." Doctors had best understand that if this administration has its way, doctors will be required to treat everyone, make house calls and live on a salary set by the government.