Don’t Tell Me Doctor Salaries are Driving Healthcare Costs

The second major healthcare blog that reblogged some of my posts, after KevinMD, was The Healthcare Blog. I’m still appearing on both. And while I sometimes enjoy them very much, I don’t always agree with the posts I read on either one of those blogs.

Today I watched a video post by Matthew Holt, the founder of THCB. He is a master of brief, snappy commentary in video format, but this one bothered me a little. He implied, in a talk recorded in Finland, that the cause of high healthcare costs in the United States is that doctors want a Mercedes and a five bedroom house. I think that’s small potatoes compared to healthcare executives’ and healthcare investors’ eight figure payouts, which are enough to pay for jets and yachts:

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