TITLE

Doctors' salaries are not the problem behind rising U.S. healthcare costs

AUTHOR(S)
MARTIN, KEITH L.
PUB. DATE
December 2017
SOURCE
Medical Economics;12/10/2017, Vol. 94 Issue 23, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses relation and impact of physician salaries on the rising the U.S. healthcare costs. It discusses the views of Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, on doctors' tax through physician salaries. It also discusses scope of practice for licensure and rules limiting foreign-trained physicians.
ACCESSION #
126275487

 

Related Articles

  • Let More Doctors Immigrate. Stokes, Bruce // National Journal;6/9/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 23, p66 

    The article focuses on the competition among physicians in the U.S. It states that physicians in the country were protected from globalization which limits the supply of doctors in the market. It suggests that immigration reform should allow working in the country easier for foreign-born doctors...

  • Heads up: Expect FP Medicare Pay Boost.  // Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement;Oct2012, Vol. 38 Issue 20, preceding p146 

    The article reports on the proposed 7-percent increase in Medicare pay rates for family physicians (FPs) in the U.S. in 2013. It notes that such hike could help primary care physicians to enhance patient care and decrease health care costs. Also, it mentions that doctors who are providing care...

  • Obama's Proposed Budget Includes Targeted Hospital Payment Cuts.  // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);May2013, Vol. 67 Issue 5, p11 

    The article reports on the proposed budget plan of U.S. President Barack Obama which includes an estimated of $46 billion in Medicare and Medicaid payment cuts to hospitals. It states that the administration positioned the proposal as its final offer to Republicans in the deficit reduction...

  • With end of 'doc fix', effort to craft a new payment system underway. Ferris, Sarah // Hill;2/11/2016, Vol. 23 Issue 14, p6 

    The article reports on the end of the enactment of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) or "doc fix" in the U.S. and mentions the implementation of a payment system at the medical care sector in the country.

  • American Medical Home Runs. Milstein, Arnold; Gilbertson, Elizabeth // Health Affairs;Sep/Oct2009, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p1317 

    Four primary care sites in the United States constitute "medical home runs" because their patients incur 15-20 percent less (risk-adjusted) total health care spending per year than patients treated by regional peers, without evidence of reduced quality. The sites achieved this result in a U.S....

  • Ten Common Oversights That Could Be Costing You Money. Kennedy, David // Better Homes & Gardens;Mar1984, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p32 

    The article addresses several common tax deduction oversights in the U.S. It notes that married couples can take advantage of the so-called marriage tax penalty deduction whether or not they itemize deductions on a tax return. To qualify for a job search tax deduction, a taxpayer must be looking...

  • Two 'extra' gift-tax exemptions.  // Small Business Tax Strategies;Dec2015, Vol. 10 Issue 12, p6 

    The article mentions the gift-tax exemptions for medical expenses and education expenses paid by a person for another person.

  • A Sweet Idea. Feldman, Brian N. // Ontario Dentist;Jul2009, Vol. 86 Issue 6, p7 

    The author shares his views on a proposed sugar tax which aims to force people in the U.S. to opt for healthier lifestyles and hopefully produce dramatic declines in eating food and beverages loaded with carbohydrates and fats. He believes that the proposition, given the studies on the...

  • TOP FISCAL ISSUES. Haggerty, Todd // State Legislatures;Feb2011, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p19 

    The article lists the top fiscal issues for 2011 facing U.S. federal governments including addressing budget shortfalls and structural gaps, prioritizing Medicaid and health care costs and focusing on an examination of existing tax and revenue structures.

  • Fiscal Commission Should Have Said: Cut Spending. HENSARLING, JEB // Human Events;12/13/2010, Vol. 66 Issue 43, p8 

    The article contends that every penny of spending across the entire U.S. federal budget should be scrutinized to ensure that taxpayers' money is not wasted. The author supports the adoption of H.R. 4529, Paul Ryan's Roadmap for America's Future, H.J. Res. 79, a Spending-Limit Amendment to the...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics