How would a universal health care plan effect doctors?

Having a government funded universal health care system would have a profound effect on how doctors prepare, and are taught to perform their jobs. For those doctors out there if such a plan was put in place, most likely hindering earning capabilities, would you feel that it hinders your insentive to better yourself, would one become complacent, and would it limit the expansive research being studied for cures?

Asked By: JJ - 7/23/2007
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Doctors will be limited to their earning ability. This will also limit the number of people wanting to put forth the effort and expense of becoming a doctor. Why be a doctor and earn $150,000 if you can be an insurance broker and earn $150,000? Doctors would have to follow a strict policy of managed care. Did you know... More
Answered By: Marianne T - 7/23/2007
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The best ones would move to countries where their services can be bought by what the market determines is a fair price. Just like what's happening now with foreign doctors coming here.
Answered By: stung4ever - 7/23/2007
I read an article recently on the history of medical insurance in the US and was surprised to learn that doctors, and later the AMA, were major opponents of it from the start, because it would interfere with discriminatory fees (charging more to those who could afford more).
Answered By: schazjmd - 7/23/2007
I think they would be much happier than under the current system where their medical opinions and salaries are undercut by insurance companies. Talk to doctors and nurses, they hate the current system.
Answered By: triteamdan - 7/23/2007
I have personally spoke with my doctors and their staffs who are all pro universal healthcare and really don't care for insurance companies and HMOs
Answered By: Don W - 7/23/2007
that's one of the big hurdles that is created by socialism, I mean universal health care. no one will be able to answer that question until the system frame work is set and even then it's speculation at best.
Answered By: Bruce L - 7/23/2007
Universal Healthcare would be a disaster of such immense proportion it nauseates me to even think about it. We'd have to import doctors from the Middle East like they have to in Britain.
Answered By: gayconservativ2 - 7/23/2007
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