I'm writing in regard to Sunday's In Focus column by Richard Badalamente about the option he was given to participate in concierge health care by his primary care physician. This is a symptom of a bigger problem in U.S. health care availability and affordability. Tell the doctor thanks, but no thanks.
Doctors -- or anyone -- who want to work less, should expect be paid less, not more. You should not have to pay more money simply to spend face time with your primary care doctor. That is ridiculous! If you are dissatisfied with the lack of personal service you currently get from him, fire him and find a more attentive doctor.
The more competitive the health care field becomes, the better the service will be and the lower the costs will be for all.
Mitch Nickolds, Kennewick