|Received:||2/4/2010 11:46:12 AM|
|Agency:||Federal Trade Commission|
|Rule:||Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Roaring Fork Valley Physicians I.P.A., Inc.; FTC File No. 061 0172|
Comments:What will you all do when all the ob/gyns stop doing deliveries because we are only getting paid $1500-$1600 (global fee) for nine months of prenatal care AND the delivery (often several hours of my time)! Keep in mind that I pay $52,000 per year for medical malpractice insurance to cover me IN CASE I'm ever sued by the greedy malpractice lawyers! That means that I have to perform 33-35 deliveries before I can even BEGIN to pay off my other overhead, never mind make a living. And you want to accuse US of price fixing!! How about those insurance companies! With overhead increasing and reimbursements decreasing, where do you think my salary is heading??? Who do you think will be taking care of you when you get sick??? Physicians need to unionize--the labor unions sure know how to "price fix" and "negotiate"!!!!