Some in Congress believe that the entire health care problem would be solved if doctors would "accept" salaries of $75,000 per year. Let's examine this figure to see if it is reasonable.
First, what do people make in other fields, on average?
Call center analyst: $36,000
Admitting director for a hospital: $80,000
Retail store detective: $35,000
Risk Manager: $120,000
Appraiser, residential: $36,000
Advertising Account Exec: $70,000
So I suppose that the congressman believes that his personal physician's worth lies somewhere between his bricklayer and the admitting director of his local hospital.
Perhaps until he gets chest pain or shortness of breath or renal colic or a fracture or an elevated PSA .
Now what does it cost to become a bricklayer? Nothing. Bricklayers do apprenticeships.
What does it cost to become a hospital admitting director? The price of a college degree at a state school.
How about a doctor? $250,000, and 12 years minimum of training.
I don't know, but I just don't see it. $75,000! Am I nuts or is that unreasonable.