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Subject: RE: Aren't you disgusted when you look at your gross income vs net income?
You are very ignorant of how and how much doctors get paid. The cost of an MRI is comprised of a technical fee (from 800-1,500 roughly depending on how many views, contrast, and region of the MRI machine) for the actual machine and the professional fee. The professional fee is what the doctor makes, its like 50 bucks for the radiologist.
The technical fee is given to the MRI owner; the MRI can cost over a million dollars so you must analyze the patient volume before buying or loaning such a machine. The MRI owner may be a doctor or anybody, but not everyone can just buy an MRI machine for a million dollars. Due to Stark anti kickback laws, doctors can't refer to any machines that they own. This reduces corruption.
Man, people on letsrun are so anti-doctor and ignorant of medicine. I thought hard-working runners would be sympathetic to professionals that actually make a difference in the world and add more value to people that just throw a ball through a hoop or sing some dumb song. I guess people like their entertainment but don't care for the hard-working chaps that save lives. Doctors are a LOT less wealthy than what you all think.
Bringing up medical technology costs doesn't help things. It is another industry with more money flowing into it than is at all appropriate. I say this from the standpoint of someone who has worked as an engineer for a medical lab and 2 medical device companies and has been overpaid for my work at every single one of them.
That's not relevant though. The post I was referring to is the claims that doctors aren't well off because of their marginal tax rate, not that MRI's are expensive.Hit the submit button below if you want us to review the post.
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