How will Obamas Health Care Plan effect dentist’s salaries? ?

Dental/Medical students acquire tons of debt to obtain their desired degree. For example, I will have approximately 300,000 dollars of debt when I get my DDS degree, and thats without starting a practice.

in some socialized countries like germany, their subsidized health care plan has driven down doctors’ wages so much that fewer people go into the medical field. I remember reading that their wages were something like $50K. However, in the UK they make as much as the US doctors. Dental care is considered more of a cash service there unless you’re poor or a child.

So yes it’s definitely a possibility that your wages will go down if by some magical occurrence Obama’s health plan passes congress. {it will never happen btw} Remember all of the president’s ideas need to be passed by Congress & the House.

this country was built on capitalism and will stay that way for a LONG time, so don’t worry about your wages going down. You can stem your losses by doing cosmetic dentistry which will never be covered by any low-income state plan. Don’t go into pediatrics.



  • No I don’t think so, because he is not making his plan mandatory for all Americans to have. People will still get to have their private insurance, and people who don’t can accept this program. But it will make it mandatory for all children to have health insurance. So it may actually raise your income, because everyone will be available to go to the dentist, not just the people who can afford it. References : http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/Obama08_HealthcareFAQ.pdf

    GO BARACK

  • in some socialized countries like germany, their subsidized health care plan has driven down doctors’ wages so much that fewer people go into the medical field. I remember reading that their wages were something like $50K. However, in the UK they make as much as the US doctors. Dental care is considered more of a cash service there unless you’re poor or a child.

    So yes it’s definitely a possibility that your wages will go down if by some magical occurrence Obama’s health plan passes congress. {it will never happen btw} Remember all of the president’s ideas need to be passed by Congress & the House.

    this country was built on capitalism and will stay that way for a LONG time, so don’t worry about your wages going down. You can stem your losses by doing cosmetic dentistry which will never be covered by any low-income state plan. Don’t go into pediatrics.References :

  • MY FRIEND YOU HAVE NO HOPE FOR OBAMA OR McCAIN EVER RAISING YOUR SALARY, NOR EVER DECREASING YOUR SCHOOL DEBT.
    YOU WOULD BENEFIT FROM A BUSINESS DEGREE, AS NONE IS TAUGHT IN DENTAL SCHOOL.References :


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