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Why doctors hate BamCare
NY Post ^ | September 23, 2009 | MARC K. SIEGEL

Posted on 09/23/2009 3:16:41 AM PDT by Scanian

TWO-thirds of doctors "oppose the proposed health-care plan," reports an Investors Busi ness Daily/TIPP poll. Almost half would "consider leaving their practice or taking an early retirement" if "Congress passes its health-care plan." Many of my colleagues feel like we're already struggling -- nor are we prepared to take care of tens of millions more patients.

An Association of American Medical Colleges survey predicts a doctor shortage of 150,000 (at current rates of population growth) by 2025 if universal health insurance is adopted. The doctors we do have would be overwhelmed with far more patients than we could realistically take care of. We'd have to work under huge time pressures, and the service we could deliver would decline.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baucus; congress; cuts; doctorshortage

1 posted on 09/23/2009 3:16:42 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

That’s exactly what is happening in France .

Doctor numbers are decreasing fast since their work is becoming harder and harder for low fees(22 Euros for a GP consultation nevermind how long it lasts).
The age average of the french GP is now about 50...Surgeries are closing because retired doctors can’t find colleagues to succeed


2 posted on 09/23/2009 3:32:43 AM PDT by Ulysse
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To: Scanian

Midwives, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants will be used to fill in the gaps, as they already do to some extent. Medicaid already re-imburses NP’s at same rate as MD’s. Why put the extra time in training, especially for primary care? Either the training doesn’t amount to much, or MDs are already being robbed blind.


3 posted on 09/23/2009 3:36:10 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Ulysse

Some of us see France in our future in many respects, the medical system being just one of them.


4 posted on 09/23/2009 3:40:24 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

SCARY


5 posted on 09/23/2009 3:43:16 AM PDT by Ulysse
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To: Scanian

Too easy. Here’s my plan to fix the shortage: First, we have to take over the college loan programs so we can give the money to who we want. Second, we some how get control of the education system so we can influence the admission standards at the medical schools. Third, we work through ACORN-like organizations to funnel would be students that will trade volunteer work for tuition to the medical schools. We will add millions of doctors...although they may be mediocre, but no one should complain because the health care is virtually free and we can just tell them to shut up and go elsewhere if they don’t like it. Where will they go...Canada? HAHAHAHA I love being the ruler of the world!!!/s


6 posted on 09/23/2009 4:02:57 AM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: Scanian

Look for doctors to do what was done on September 12, PROTEST!


7 posted on 09/23/2009 4:03:01 AM PDT by Biggirl (Called To Be Patriots!:)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: Scanian

If we allow our government to install Socialized Medicine in this country, and the bills now being discussed are indeed Socialized medicine, doctors will quit in droves and find some other means of income or retire.

The doctors who remain in practice will demand money under the table, as they do now in Canada. Everyone loses all around: the country loses doctors, the government loses revenue, the remaining doctors lose their living and we lose free choice and good medical care.

By the way, I’m still waiting to hear that Obama and the Congressmen and Senators and czars and Supremes will be covered by the plan they are telling us is so great. If it’s so great, why don’t they accept it? Hm?


8 posted on 09/23/2009 4:21:20 AM PDT by RoadTest ( Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols - Psalm 97:12a)
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To: John.Galt2012
HAHAHAHA I love being the ruler of the world!!!/s

You're not alone.

9 posted on 09/23/2009 5:36:46 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: Scanian

If Obama has a second term, the US will look far more like East Germany than France.


10 posted on 09/23/2009 5:44:19 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: Biggirl

And Hussein has the effrontery to claim that doctors and nurses support his (non-existant) plan!


11 posted on 09/23/2009 6:12:52 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Biggirl

We’ve already had “a day without Mexicans,” days without art, and days without all sorts of leftie pet groups.

Why not a day without doctors? That’d wake folks up.


12 posted on 09/23/2009 6:14:03 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: RoadTest
I’m still waiting to hear that Obama and the Congressmen and Senators and czars and Supremes will be covered by the plan they are telling us is so great

I agree. If Congress is going to pass this bill, it must include a provision that makes the use of any "private" (non-universal) health care illegal. This includes personal doctors or special family practices and co-ops. The penalty should be punishable by death (via public stoning and I'm not talking about marijuana, so relax Dr. Paul) or banishment from the USA permanently. They would never buy off on that because that is exactly what they intend to do. Just look at any socialized medicine program around the world and you will find that the elites (political or wealthy) go along with the program because the middle class pay for it and the wealthy don't have to use it. The poor end up with rationed, mediocre care at best vs. no care at all so they are good with it...at first. It sickens me. Some animals are more equal than others.
13 posted on 09/23/2009 6:28:34 AM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: Scanian
Our internist said to my husband “nObama’s healtcare plan will be good for you and good for me”. We were both shocked.
14 posted on 09/23/2009 6:37:32 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: John.Galt2012

“Some animals are more equal than others. “

“Animal Farm” by George Orwell.


15 posted on 09/23/2009 6:43:09 AM PDT by RoadTest ( Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols - Psalm 97:12a)
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To: Ditter

“Our internist said to my husband “nObama’s healtcare plan will be good for you and good for me”. We were both shocked. “

He’s on the take.


16 posted on 09/23/2009 6:44:35 AM PDT by RoadTest ( Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols - Psalm 97:12a)
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To: RoadTest

What do you mean? and from who?


17 posted on 09/23/2009 6:46:18 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

How long has he been an internist? Young Dr. or old Dr.? What state is his private practice in?


18 posted on 09/23/2009 6:54:26 AM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: Ditter

“What do you mean? and from who?”

He has some vested interest in Obama’s Socialized Medicine. Some emotional or financial tie which tells him he would profit from it (he won’t).


19 posted on 09/23/2009 6:59:59 AM PDT by RoadTest ( Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols - Psalm 97:12a)
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To: Ditter

Must be an AMA loyalist.


20 posted on 09/23/2009 7:04:27 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: John.Galt2012
He is probably in his late 40’s maybe 50. He is in a practice with 4 other internist in a high rise building across from Houston's Methodist Hospital. Very good practice as far as I can tell. always patients waiting for him, takes several days to get an appointment.

We had a conversation with one of his partners when my husband was in the hospital last week. She is a lefty and ended our conversation about nObama care by saying “we don't want anything like we have had for the last 8 years”. That told me all I needed to know about her and probably the other 3 doctors in the practice as well!

21 posted on 09/23/2009 7:06:02 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter
Hmmm. Curious. I will have to think on it a bit. Maybe just falling in line with the AMA like Scanian said. Texas has Tort reform going for them. He isn't really young and naive. He isn't old and about to retire anyway. His practice seems to be doing well...so I won't opine about it right now.
22 posted on 09/23/2009 7:26:28 AM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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