Well to this point I can understand, because pay is so low. Drs in America do get
way overpaid, and sometimes overpay themselves by cheatin insurance companies
but! they do get caught eventually.
That is a good thing, weeds out the bad ones who try and use social security
numbers of living and dead people.
There was a dentist, well respected, overwhelming patients. he had two offices
and advertised on tv here in our local area. then, we see a big write up in the paper
how he was laundering monies from insurance companies, making up names, and
collecting the cash. it was shocking.
you just dont know who you can trust now a days.
I think people are still treated whether they have 'extra' to give or not, but a 'lapowka' gets you a better place in the queue, or ocassionally, more personal attention etc.
Whew! had me extremely worried. as our cousins live in poland, of course, not as well
off . but managing, we send money, try to help. but I dont think the extended family
really truely knows how difficult it is for them.
so this is actually a learning experience, which i will share with all family here.
we are lucky to have what we have. things get taken for granted.