CEO and President at Resilient Healthcare, leading tech-enabled community-based care.
I was scrolling through LinkedIn recently when I came across a post with hundreds of comments from doctors. The post referenced an article written by an economist, claiming that physicians in the U.S. are overpaid. The doctors’ comments defended their incomes, with arguments ranging from logic around the rising cost of medical school in the U.S. to statistics pointing out excessive administrative costs in healthcare.
That economist’s article took a dangerous stance, as many anticipate a shortage of healthcare providers by 2030. Here we have an industry built entirely on interactions between patients and providers, and non-providers are claiming that physicians should be paid less? The truth is that even if physicians weren’t paid at all, we would still be spending more than $3 trillion dollars on healthcare in the United States. And of course, if you