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Thursday, April 22, 2010

How Greedy are Those Rich Doctors Anyway?

I was just reading an article in the latest Tennessee Medical Association Journal concerning recent tort reform issues in the state. In the article, Andy Walker, MD, FAAEM, quotes the AMA Center for Health Policy Research as saying that in 2001, the average emergency physician (me) provided about $140,000 in uncompensated care. The all-specialty average that year was $14,000.

Dang, that was 2001. Wonder what it is now?

Seems like a pretty good chunk of change, yet the Obama administration and the Dimocrats in general as well as many of their blind followers seem to take pleasure in demonizing us as money grubbing, rich, uncaring, SOB's.

How many of you out there could open a bidness and sustain losses between $14,000 and $140,000 per year and at the same time be controlled by a fascist gubment that scrutinizes and dictates your every move?

Just asking!


  1. Well most businesses could not survive with losses like this. Obama knows this.

    Shame on you using the term "Obamacare", that is so derogatory according to Jon Stewart.

    Right Truth

  2. "How many of you out there could open a bidness and sustain losses between $14,000 and $140,000 per year..."

    I couldn't open a business worth 14 grand, let alone cope with that sort of loss.

    I know people in the states who are doctors and they say the same thing about providing free care and getting no compensation for it.

    Wouldn't it be nice if the proponents of zerocare could be forced to provide some free work and see how they feel about it.

  3. MK, I think congress outght to be a "volunteer" job......maybe the president too.