Posts Tagged ‘doctor’

Are people OVERPAID, continued…

July 14, 2011

 This is a continuation of articles I have written here, here and here.  For this one, let’s go back to California…

It seems that there is another doctor, working for the corrections department.  I know, I know, you say doctors should be paid highly.  They have all that “training” and “education” and “experience”, AND they SAVE peoples lives.

What if I told you (from FoxNews and the LA Times)….

“Dr. Jeffery Rohlfing, 65, is on mail room duty…”

OR

“A California surgeon at a state prison who has not seen a patient in six years because the state is concerned about his medical skills…”

OR

“If you are ordered to bring somebody back to work, and you can’t trust them with patients, you have to find something for them to do.”

How much does he get paid, you ask??        $235,740 is his base salary.

Are you mad YET???  This “doctor” that does NO doctoring makes more than the Governor of California!!!  Not only that, but I would be willing to wager there are MANY unemployed people that could do the job he IS doing for 25% of the cost!!

 

As I have said before, This is the CRAP that has to STOP!!  I think Donald Trump says it best…..”You’re FIRED!!”

IF the state cannot remove someone that is INCOMPETENT, then the Legislature of that state needs to pass a new law.  Unless, of course they are TOOOOO busy with other MORE important things…

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Unintended Consequences…

August 20, 2009

Let’s assume for the moment that President Obama and the current Democrat led circus get their wish and pass the National Health Care fiasco. EVERYONE will be able to go to the doctor and all of the ills will be cured…..for a “reasonable cost”. Whew, everything is perfect now.

Only to get to the “reasonable cost”, the government is setting price controls on Doctors, Hospitals, Pharmaceuticals, etc.  Do you think that these groups will LOBBY the people that make those decisions??  You know, kinda like the Pharmaceutical companies are planning on spending $180 MILLION just for advertising FOR the National Health Care plan currently proposed.  They will try and convince whoever is making the decisions about “reasonable cost” that their “costs” are more “reasonable than another groups “costs”.

Pretty soon, the government is going to “CAP” doctor pay.  Think they can’t??  Ask the banks or wall street firms or car manufacturers or insurance companies that were just told what they could pay someone.  Or just ask the Pay CZAR.  OK, so what if they “CAP” doctors pay?? you say.

I see ALL of the best doctors moving their practice OFFSHORE.  Do you think that these doctors, who have plenty of money, won’t move, to say….Bermuda (or someplace similar), to set up a practice for the people that can afford the best care?  The weather is great, there are no income taxes, costs are much less, and they would not have to deal with the government of the USA!!!!  The rich will STILL go to them for the BEST care and might complain about the cost.  Then again they might not complain.

I will not blame the doctors that discover offshoring.  If any doctor reading this needs help moving, please, send a comment.  I’m sure we can work something out.