Let me see if I get this right: Main Liners are donating $400,000 to help out doctors, who are among the highest paid people in America, with annual incomes seven times the national average?
A lot of doctors work hand in hand with pharmaceutical companies, prescribing expensive medications as if they were candy. Other doctors perform needless operations, providing their hospital with a steady stream of guests for their $5,000 a night rooms. Still more doctors are part owners of MRI machines and other overused toys—creating a clear conflict of interest. And a lot of doctors happily bill Medicare for procedures that are about as necessary as a daily haircut.
Aren’t these the so-called ‘Job-Creators’ that Republicans like to lecture us about? Aren’t these the folks who are ‘pulling themselves up by their bootstraps’? So why do they need our charity?
I think the Devon Horse Show ought to re-think it’s priorities. We let Republicans dismantle the regulations of the financial industry, and that brought us to the brink of a second Depression. Now these wonderful doctors are helping to create a health care catastrophe that will dwarf even that calamity. And we’re giving them handouts? No thanks.
Christopher Egli, Devon