Doctors Oppose Richardson Health Plan

Long story short, New Mexico’s doctors don’t like Governor Richardson’s health care proposal. Apparently, they don’t like the idea of a government agency determining how much they can charge. The shocking thing to me isn’t that the doctors have finally decided to oppose Richardson’s plan, but that they supported it in the first place. Outside of the licensing issue — a big deal — doctors have historically been some of the strongest advocates for limited government involvement in health care.
Richardson’s plan, like all government health care models, relies on the principle that someone else pays. Doctors of course are one of the major groups who face reduced payments under a government-run health care system. Perhaps New Mexico’s doctors can become part of the free market solution instead of going along with the big-government problem.