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busymom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 09:40 AM
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16. Doctors in America don't unionize though...
I know that there are moral reasons for doing that, but I don't know the legal end of it.

Can you IMAGINE your doctor going on strike because they aren't getting paid by insurance companies? People would spit at them in the streets. Besides that, I don't know a single doctor who would be willing to go on strike and abandon their patients.

Instead, Doctors simply have started telling patients "I'm sorry, but we can't accept your insurance because it doesn't pay/pays 6 months later" and then they let the consumer go back to the insurance companies to complain.

Doctors can't use the same tools as the airlines. My dad flew for American Airlines...and when they didn't get what they wanted, they went on strike. Somehow, shutting down an airline and shutting down a hospital/practice with sick and dying patients doesn't feel the same to me.
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  -Lets talk about merit pay from a doctor's point of view.... busymom  Mar-11-09 05:57 PM   #0 
  - Obama's proposal is not about merit pay tied to student performance  frazzled   Mar-11-09 06:10 PM   #1 
  - So a popularity contest then?  busymom   Mar-12-09 12:31 AM   #8 
  - its subjective, this review of who deserves pay. too bad people  roguevalley   Mar-12-09 02:18 PM   #19 
  - As the daughter of teachers, who saw  liberalhistorian   Mar-11-09 06:12 PM   #2 
  - seriously...  busymom   Mar-12-09 12:23 AM   #6 
     - This particular statement grabbed me...........  trayfoot   Mar-12-09 10:15 AM   #18 
  - I was thinking about this as I am a physician and here are my thoughts and possible solutions:  Bread and Circus   Mar-11-09 06:25 PM   #3 
  - How does malpractice fit into that logic? n/t  ProSense   Mar-11-09 06:26 PM   #4 
  - Well - this is sickening  KT2000   Mar-11-09 07:01 PM   #5 
  - Physicians are busy  busymom   Mar-12-09 12:27 AM   #7 
     - They need to do what the Airline Pilots Association does -- identify very savvy, very good  LuckyLib   Mar-12-09 09:30 AM   #15 
        - Doctors in America don't unionize though...  busymom   Mar-12-09 09:40 AM   #16 
  - KnR. Thanks for starting this thread, busymom. I hope it goes well...  Hekate   Mar-12-09 03:50 AM   #9 
  - I'm not getting your point. I and my husband are retired teachers; my B-i-L is a world-known doctor.  WinkyDink   Mar-12-09 04:16 AM   #10 
  - This thread was started by request.  busymom   Mar-12-09 08:36 AM   #11 
     - Okey-doke!  WinkyDink   Mar-12-09 09:46 AM   #17 
  - LOL  busymom   Mar-12-09 08:51 AM   #12 
  - Problem with your argument: You're comparing teaching to the most fucked up system in the US  HamdenRice   Mar-12-09 09:07 AM   #13 
  - Again...this was in response to a request  busymom   Mar-12-09 09:11 AM   #14 
  - Everyone is an expert in their own area  windoe   Mar-12-09 08:42 PM   #20 

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