Don’t Target Physician Pay To Curb Health Care Costs
In an opinion piece, Kevin Pho, a primary care physician, writes that "there are serious implications in targeting physician pay to control medical spending." He concludes, "With medical spending estimated to rise nearly 10% annually, costs need to be curbed. But by focusing on physician payments, government alienates the profession for little in return."
- "Doctors' Pay Cuts Save Little in Health Costs" (Pho, USA Today, 8/22).