Originally Posted by La literatura
What kind of Soviet-style system do you have built up in your mind for our healthcare system? You honestly don't have to see patients unless you want to. Also, these 10 extra patients are privately insured (not Medicare patients).
I have to make a living. I will leave medical school with 200 grand in debt.
It comes down to one thing that you are ignoring. Everything revolves around medicare. Medicare sets the standard, and private companies set prices based on the standard.
There are multiple private insurance companies, and different companies will pay different rates for different procedures.