After watching the congressional hearing on medicare for all, I decided to read previous threads on here about people's opinions on medicare for all to get a physician's perspective on the issue. I noticed that some of the more vocal opponents cited that creating a "monopsony" in the healthcare market that would not only threaten physician compensation but potentially hold it hostage every election cycle since physician reimbursement would fall almost exclusively under the government budget. My question is that if M4A were to pass, would it not put the onus on physicians to create a strong union presence to ensure that compensation doesn't fall prey to politics? Currently, most "socialized" sectors of society have strong union backing (postal work, firefighters, police officers, teachers, etc.); should healthcare fall under this umbrella, what would keep physicians from doing the same? I think it would alleviate some of the concerns of potential abuses of the system especially in regards to physicians. Thoughts?
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