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What Doctors and Patients Have to Lose Under ObamaCare
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-24-09 | SCOTT GOTTLIEB

Posted on 12/23/2009 8:02:15 PM PST by GOP_Lady

Edited on 12/23/2009 8:32:54 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Changes to Medicare will give the feds control of surgical decisions.Changes to Medicare will give the feds control of surgical decisions.

Democrats are touting the American Medical Association's endorsement of President Obama's health plan. But there's an important reason why the American College of Surgeons and 18 other specialty groups are opposed.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhohealthcare; doctors; health; healthcare; medicare; medicine; obamacare; patients; physicians; rationing

1 posted on 12/23/2009 8:02:15 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: goodnesswins; La Enchiladita


To be added or removed from the
"Wall Street Journal" Ping List,
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GOP_Lady.

2 posted on 12/23/2009 8:02:39 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
Just go to India are Thailand for your medical problems, lot cheaper and better service.
3 posted on 12/23/2009 8:05:26 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: GOP_Lady

Okay, let’s keep the pressure on - especially Nelson. The governor and people of Nebraska are really giving it to him. Let’s add fuel to the fire! Let him know we are not only sick of the corruption of which he is chief benefactor, but we will also be cheering for the Cornhuskers to lose big to the Arizona Wildcats in their upcoming bowl game!

Nelson
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Fax: (202) 228-0012

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Landrieu
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Lieberman
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Phone: 202.224.4041
Fax: 202.224.9750

http://pushbackuntil.com

Be in D.C. for a massive protest on the day of the State of the Union Address! We need to ruin their “party” - no more status quo, no more business as usual - WE HAVE A COUNTRY TO SAVE!


4 posted on 12/23/2009 8:06:03 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable, and unambiguous clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: GOP_Lady

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704254604574613992408387548.html


5 posted on 12/23/2009 8:07:48 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
The Twelve Days of Health Care

On the first day of Health Care
Obama gave to us:
A Fine for no Health Coverage

On the second day of Health Care
Obama gave to us:
Two Backroom Deals
and a Fine for no Health Coverage

On the third day of Health Care
Obama gave to us:
All illegals covered
Two Backroom Deals
and a Fine for no Health Coverage

On the fourth day of Health Care
Obama gave to us:
Big Pharma payoffs
All illegals covered
Two Backroom Deals
and a Fine for no Health Coverage

On the fifth day of Health Care
Obama gave to us:
Five…Big… Fat… Lies
Big Pharma payoffs
All illegals covered
Two Backroom Deals
and a Fine for no Health Coverage

On the sixth day of Health Care
Obama gave to us:
Massive cuts in Medicare
Five…Big… Fat… Lies
Big Pharma payoffs
All illegals covered
Two Backroom Deals
and a Fine for no Health Coverage

On the seventh day of Health Care
Obama gave to us:
Health Costs still rising
Massive cuts in Medicare
Five…Big… Fat… Lies
Big Pharma payoffs
All illegals covered
Two Backroom Deals
and a Fine for no Health Coverage

On the eighth day of Health Care
Obama gave to us:
Bans on drug imports
Health Costs still rising
Massive cuts in Medicare
Five…Big… Fat… Lies
Big Pharma payoffs
All illegals covered
Two Backroom Deals
and a Fine for no Health Coverage

On the ninth day of Health Care
Obama gave to us:
Nancy Pelosi Taxing
Bans on drug imports
Health Costs still rising
Massive cuts in Medicare
Five…Big… Fat… Lies
Big Pharma payoffs
All illegals covered
Two Backroom Deals
and a Fine for no Health Coverage

On the tenth day of Health Care
Obama gave to us:
Slimy Lawyers suing
Nancy Pelosi Taxing
Bans on drug imports
Health Costs still rising
Massive cuts in Medicare
Five…Big… Fat… Lies
Big Pharma payoffs
All illegals covered
Two Backroom Deals
and a Fine for no Health Coverage

On the eleventh day of Health Care
Obama gave to us:
Budget deficits a rising
Slimy Lawyers suing
Nancy Pelosi Taxing
Bans on drug imports
Health Costs still rising
Massive cuts in Medicare
Five…Big… Fat… Lies
Big Pharma payoffs
All illegals covered
Two Backroom Deals
and a Fine for no Health Coverage

On the twelfth day of Health Care
Obama gave to us:
No C-Span Debating
Budget deficits a rising
Slimy Lawyers suing
Nancy Pelosi Taxing
Bans on drug imports
Health Costs still rising
Massive cuts in Medicare
Five…Big… Fat… Lies
Big Pharma payoffs
All illegals covered
Two Backroom Deals
and a Fine for no Health Coverage


6 posted on 12/23/2009 8:07:49 PM PST by Always Right
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To: GOP_Lady

Only a limited number of private practice MDs in small practices can be absorbed as employees of current employers....most will die financially in their professional traces and be removed from availability in the new system. A further reduction in available MDs for care delivery will be larger than anticipated. Currently the issue is totally ignored in the debate.


7 posted on 12/23/2009 8:13:12 PM PST by givemELL (Does Taiwan Meet the Criteria to Qualify as an "Overseas Territory of the United States"? by Richar)
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To: GOP_Lady; Admin Moderator

Please add link to article:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704254604574613992408387548.html


8 posted on 12/23/2009 8:27:31 PM PST by SmartInsight (Dems in power are a clear and present danger to our freedom and the survival of our nation.)
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To: GOP_Lady

This is not only scary, it’s terrifying.

I bet most people aren’t aware of how bad it is.

It’s RATIONING in spades.

Doctors financially penalized for referring patients to specialists.
The government will decide what treatment are or are not appropriate, NOT the doctor and patient.

The “cost savings” will come from NOT providing the needed treatment to people.


9 posted on 12/23/2009 8:33:52 PM PST by SmartInsight (Dems in power are a clear and present danger to our freedom and the survival of our nation.)
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To: GOP_Lady

I just read that the man who was beaten for selling flags at one of the tea parties was fired from his job today. We have come to a crossroads.

Do we want people that evil and mean like Obama or people like this.

http://video.foxnews.com/12769300/jon-huntsman

Let’s take our country back


10 posted on 12/23/2009 8:34:17 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SmartInsight; Admin Moderator

Thank you so very much for adding the link to the article! :-)


11 posted on 12/23/2009 8:35:32 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Welcome and Merry Christmas!


12 posted on 12/23/2009 8:36:24 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: freekitty

Why was he fired...or let go?


13 posted on 12/23/2009 8:37:30 PM PST by Osage Orange (“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It”)
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To: GOP_Lady
On the bright side, I’m looking forward to nice long government union style coffee breaks. Also, working 8a-5p Mon-Fri with a lunchtime! Woo-hoo! I’m thinking it’s going to be pretty sweet.
14 posted on 12/23/2009 9:12:01 PM PST by The Good Doctor (Democracy is the only system where you can vote for a tax that you can avoid the obligation to pay.)
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To: freekitty

It was his brother that was fired. The fired brother had been an outspoken person about how his brother had been treated and how the SEIU thugs had been given a pass.


15 posted on 12/23/2009 9:12:14 PM PST by Texas56
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To: The Good Doctor
LOL. GOOD FOR YOU, The Good Doctor!


16 posted on 12/23/2009 9:13:44 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: freekitty
Hi, freekitty! That seems ridiculous.

I wonder what the company's reason was for this.

See if you can find the article and post it for us, if you'd like.

17 posted on 12/23/2009 9:17:18 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Sorry, it was his brother who was fired.

http://biggovernment.com/2009/12/23/worse-than-scrooge-gladneys-brother-and-public-advocate-fired-hours-before-christmas/


18 posted on 12/23/2009 9:58:13 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Osage Orange

Sorry, it was his brother who was fired.

http://biggovernment.com/2009/12/23/worse-than-scrooge-gladneys-brother-and-public-advocate-fired-hours-before-christmas/


19 posted on 12/23/2009 10:00:41 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: The Good Doctor
re: On the bright side, I’m looking forward to nice long government union style coffee breaks. Also, working 8a-5p Mon-Fri with a lunchtime! Woo-hoo! I’m thinking it’s going to be pretty sweet. )))

You won't have to "work sick." Lunch! A real lunch, like everyone else has, like the nurses have! Personal days off !! Call in the "substitute doctor" like the professionals in the teaching profession do. After all, they just call in a warm body to babysit.

I'm telling every doc--form a union, and fast. Put together a nest egg; take a sabbatical. Watch the world burn.

20 posted on 12/23/2009 10:01:01 PM PST by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
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To: GOP_Lady

21 posted on 12/23/2009 10:15:35 PM PST by lowbridge ("We may be wrong, but the point is, we believe in what we're doing." - Joe Biden)
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To: GOP_Lady

Dr. Gottlieb says in the article:

“The Senate health-care bill also exempts Medicare’s actions from judicial review, taking away the right of patients to sue the government. Unlike existing Medicare coverage laws, patients won’t have the ability to appeal any of the decisions of this new Medicare Commission.”

Wow! Is that really in the bill? Just one more reason why the bill is a terrible piece of legislation.


22 posted on 12/24/2009 3:51:44 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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