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busymom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-12-09 10:40 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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