"If a doctor won;t take Medicare/Medicaid patients, I think they should be forced to reimburse the govt for all the subsidies they've accepted...training facilities/salaries for interns & residents, guaranteed low-interest loans for med school, etc. "Yeah..we too can be like Britain where the doctors work 9 to 5pm...don't have a heart attack on a weekend because they won't show up till 9am on Monday. If you are lucky, you get to see 'the doctor on call' at the clinic. You don't have the same doc each time. Half of them were trained outside Britain and many barely speak English. SOrry..doctors have horrendous overhead costs. Offices, staffs of people filling out insurance forms, tracking down payments. Maybe we should have the government regulate your job? You probably are paid more than the private sector - so immediate 'adjustment'. You probably don't work enough hours and get too many benefits too. Maybe we should 'right size those' and downsize all the 'bloat' in your office? Next you'll be trying to charge docs for the roads and bridges since 'they didn't build that'. t.