Gimme a number for earnings, not a speech.<quoted text>
A surgeon's expertise should be compensated just like any medical physician who spent years in school and in residency to become a doctor.
But the attitudes in the medical profession, inflated egos and apathy, sometimes peaks even before a medical student becomes a full-fledged doctor.
And unnecessary tests and procedures are done on a routine "knee-jerk reflex" basis because of the fear of being frivolously sued.
Few people respect the medical profession anymore. There's a good reason for that.
A hospital admission just means everyone can get on board the gravy train - and many do. Specialty doctors are called in for "consults" and get paid just for dictating something in your chart whether they actually treated you or not.
This is not how it's supposed to work.
Just eliminating the outrageous costs of medical supplies and unnecessary tests alone would reduce costs. Making insurance competitive nationwide is another.
But very few surgeons and specialist are worth the god-awful amounts of money the insurances pays them and patients getting stuck with the rest of an outrageous bill.
Doctors used to work for a chicken. It's supposed to be "a calling". Not an insurance Ponzi scheme.
Or break it down to one procedure; how much should an orthopedic surgeon be paid to repair a badly fractured ankle requiring plates, pins, screws, etc? Just his fee, not the hospital cost.