How would you feel knowing your Pediatrician’s paycheck is supplemented by an incentive based vaccination program offered by insurance companies? Is the vaccine recommendation by your child’s doctor in your child’s best interest or your doctor’s best interest?
Are you willing to rely on your doctor’s recommendation when a financial conflict of interest clearly exists? Need proof?
If pediatricians can provide 63% of children in their practices (by the age of 2) with the following 24 or 25 vaccines:
• (4) DTaP* vaccinations
• (3) IPV* vaccinations
• (1) MMR vaccination
• (1) VZV vaccination
• (3) HiB* vaccinations
• (3) Hepatitis B vaccinations
• (4) PCV* vaccinations
• (1) HepA vaccination
• (2 or 3) RV* vaccinations
• (2) Influenza** vaccinations
these doctors are awarded incentive pay of
$400.00 PER CHILD.
(REFERENCE: Blue Cross Blue Shield Doctor Incentive Program (2016) Page 15)
The average Pediatrician has 1546 patients.
(REFERENCE: Journal Of The American Medical Association: Size and Age-Sex Distribution of Pediatric Practice)
Since financial incentives begin when 63% of the eligible children are vaccinated (according to the insurance guidelines,) this would equal 974 children in the average size pediatric practice. If we multiply 974 children by the $400.00 incentive, it would equal an additional $389,600.00 on top of these Pediatrician’s existing salaries. Remember, this is based on the MINIMAL percentage of patients (63%) complying in an AVERAGE size pediatric practice. This awarded bonus of pay could easily surpass $500,000.00 in larger practices.
If doctors believe that these vaccines are necessary to prevent childhood diseases, why would an insurance company feel compelled to offer additional financial incentives increasing these doctors annual earnings by hundreds of thousands of dollars? Wouldn’t these doctors be ethically, morally and professionally bound to make certain their patients comply with the vaccine program without these incentives?
In addition, does it make any sense for parents to resist complying with medical procedures that doctor’s claim are “safe”, inexpensive and prevent “life threatening” childhood diseases. Why then did our government feel the need to pass laws MANDATING parent compliance?
SOMETHING JUST DOESN’T ADD UP?
If the vaccine program and schedule was “safe”, “inexpensive”, and prevented “life threatening” childhood diseases why would:
our Government need to “FORCE” parents to comply?
our insurance companies need to offer large financial incentives to doctors to simply “do their job?”
Could a doctor in good faith base their vaccine recommendation to families on personal financial incentives received? If yes, how ethical and professional are these licensed health care providers offering advice based on compensation rather than scientific research and personal integrity? If no, why would insurance companies foolishly payout large financial incentives to doctors resulting in reduced revenue for their own companies?
Does It Make Sense To Ignore These Facts?
Now that we’ve exceeded 4 BILLION DOLLARS (in tax payer’s money) for financial restitution to vaccine injured children
is it time for society to “put on the brakes” and begin getting some answers to these policies before proceeding forward?
IS YOUR DOCTOR PART OF THE VACCINE INCENTIVE PROGRAM? WOULD YOU WANT TO KNOW THIS BEFORE RELYING ON HIS OR HER RECOMMENDATION TO VACCINATE YOUR CHILD?