Geez…the profession is in such a bad state. And it’s so interesting because doctors are the point people of the health care industry. We are the point of contact of the large hospital institutions, the pharmaceutical industry, and everyone else making a killing on the backs of doctors and patients all across the nation. As a matter of fact, doctors take home just over 10% of the $2.3 trillion spent on healthcare every year. The other 90% goes to hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and middlemen.
So we get “blamed” because we are the physical face of this godawful situation.
For all my non-doctor readers, please understand it’s not our fault. We’ve been hijacked by a lot of people and organizations who are using us to make them a lot of money.
Hang in there everyone – doctors and patients. The way Hello Health is going, we’ll be able to bring back that trusted, valued relationship soon enough. Stay tuned…
I spent the day at the Department of Health and Human Services talking with Benjamin Sasse, the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation for the US Department of Health and Human Services.
It went well.
“I don’t rely on the doctor anymore. These days, you have to look out for yourself.” 🙁