"I think it has been somewhat disingenuous for physicians to cry poverty" based on "piece-work rates. I suspect there are a large number of physicians who are making way north of $100,000 a year" on Medicare Part B, "but the physician community is very close with that information".

— Representative Pete Stark at a subcommittee hearing on Part B payments, "Emphasis on primary care seen as offering help for Part B snag."