Stephen,Other than posting some pictures, you have totally failed to address the points I have made:1. Other VCP pay docs less than VSP does, therefore they are able to underbid VSP.2. Employers pick the cheapest VCP, not the best VCP.
I've addressed your point previously, you just didn't like the answer. For the sake of arguement I'll post it ONE more time:
"Jon are you the cheapest OD in your town? No? Yet patients still come and see you. When you compete on price you live and die by price. VSP had plenty of opportunity to sell themselves to Companies and providers alike focusing on their many PREVIOUS positive non-price oriented attributes. VSP has no one to blame but themselves and it's high time you recognize that. The blame shifinig PR nonsense is nothing more than damage control."
Now wake up.....you'll be happier and wealthier in the long run if you get your head out of your butt!
Can anyone point to any trend or event that has occured in optometry in the last 12 years that would lead a reasonable person to conclude that the massive oversupply predicted by the Abt study is now an undersupply that necessitated the opening of 5 new schools and the production of 500 additional new grads annually?