The public discussion on rising insurance claims and healthcare costs is striking for its lack of balance. A follower of the issue might be led to believe that doctors are, as a whole, chiefly to blame for everything. It is time to recast the discussion in a fairer light.
Let's dispense with what should be obvious: First, that doctors do play a major role in managing healthcare costs through advising patients on appropriate management as well as charging reasonable fees. Second, that there are miscreants in every sector of society, but a few bad hats should not tarthe vast majority of doctors who act decently.