With all the problems we are having with getting affordable health care in this country, I think I might have a partial solution for most Americans to have access to their family physician without needing some kind of health care plan. I couldn’t help asking my family doctor, what does the average family physician makes in salary in this country? I was startled that for someone who has to go to school and be certified after some twelve years was only $150,000.00 a year, mind ya this is probably after paying their malpractice insurance, rent, staff, and supplies, but it does not consider what their education has cost them, yet alone the lost of income while going to school. It seems like a lot of effort for so little pay.
This got me to start thinking, why doesn’t our government put many of these doctors on the payroll, let’s say some 250,000 doctors and pay them $250,000.00 a year tax free, and pay for their malpractice insurance, and you are probably thinking how in God’s name are we going to pay for this. Well, I think the American people will gladly will. So here is my math, everyone in the United States should be able to have access too their family doctor whether they have insurance or not, and having a yearly physical would certainly prevent so many of us from getting sicker later on, we all need to know if we have high pressure and other problems that could escalate to many other medical problems that would incur, and yet alone the additional costs to treat these future problems. So how are we going to pay for this, well with the government’s help, All Americans will be able to make an appointment with their doctor, and only pay $100.00, the doctor get’s $50.00 tax free and the government gets the other fifty dollars.
So let’s do the math, our new governmental doctors will work a two hundred day year, and with this new plan, the physician can add more staff and be able to see some 100 patients a day, and with our new fifty-fifty dollar medical plan, the government receives $1,000,000.00 and our governmental family physicians stand to make their well deserving one million dollars(tax free, and for so many who will not be able to afford health care, at least they can have access to a doctor for just one hundred dollars, no waiting all day to see a doctor, and have he peace of mind that they are at least on the right track to achieving good health.
This not a cure all idea to tackle our health care debacle, but at least it’s a start in the right direction, for your information, my family physician, and a retired surgeon friend of mine whats to know where they can sign up.
I passed by idea today to Republican party of Illinois today, and I hope it can reach President Trump, but if it doesn’t I need you my fellow howiemaui.com readers to pass it on to your elected officials and family doctors. If making American Great again means taking care of business, why not let our health care professionals do what they are trained for, making us Americans HEALTHY.