Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Tom Tomorrow's cartoon (which is always poignant) took a swipe at doctors today in the process of pointing out the absurdity of health care in the U.S. It makes me sad to see that someone as aware as he is about political events seems confused about what is going on in medicine. Doctor's have nothing to do with offering insurance, we only slave under it.

Dear Tom,

Doctors are not responsible and do not support the current fiasco that is health insurance. In fact, insurance companies are our bitterest enemy. They consume untold hours of staff time and pay only 50-70% of what they are billed. When is the last time you went to a gas station and paid 50% of what was on the pump?

Dr. C.

P.S. The CEO of United Health Care made $38 million in 2002.

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