Opinion: Why primary care physicians need a minimum wage

The Daily Beast, May 14, 2014

While we entertain the idea of increasing the minimum wage, let's not forget doctors who also need a pay bump. Yes, doctors—primary care physicians (PCPs) who are receiving only a tiny fraction of all that money you're now forced to fork over for health insurance. To wit, the health insurance calculator for Southern California says a 62-year-old would pay $7,200 a year for the top plan. Most people resent paying this big a fee for something like insurance—and it's easy to see why patients can be manipulated into thinking their doctor is being overpaid.


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