The health care system of the United States has changed over time. When it comes to paying doctors a great number of citizens think to themselves “why should we pay doctors more?” They believe doctors are paid enough with the salaries they have and if they are paid more we are only making them richer and the poor, poorer. But this is not true and according to this article posted by the Huffington Post, this is something that is highly talked about during this year’s presidential election.
After reading this article, I sat and thought about why are doctors not paid what they should be. After all, they are the unsung heroes of our nation who work hard day-in and day-out to preserve the lives of many. According to Time Magazine, family doctors and pediatricians earn between $156,000 to $158,000 yearly. For doctors that own their own practice much of this salary is going towards that practice to keep it up and running–this can be difficult. Getting insurance to pay bills can be a hassle because there is a lot of paperwork that must be completed on the doctor’s end–which majority of the time cannot be done with the assistance of staff members.
I think it is essential that we take care of the people who are taking care of us when times get rough. As technology advances and there are more and more diseases that impact our world, why should be not proved doctors with the necessary monetary support?