Skip to comments.Doctors Despair Over Obamacare
Posted on 07/01/2012 6:31:52 PM PDT by Dysart
The Doctor Patient Medical Association Foundation conducted a faxed survey of random doctors in May 2012. In the survey, it is clearly delineated that the medical system as it is changing is discouraging doctors from practicing. 83% of the doctors said that current changes made them think about quitting, and 90% of them thought the path of the medical field currently was wrong.
They apparently feel that their Hippocratic oaths are being compromised; 61% of them feel that Hippocratic ethics are getting more difficult to practice, which is troubling, since one of the cardinal parts of the oath is the phrase I will keep them from harm and injustice.
85% of the doctors surveyed felt that the patient-physician relationship is declining. 37% of the doctors said they were just squeaking by, and 39% said things would get worse over the next five years.
The doctors were virtually unanimous that the government is at fault for medicine being on the wrong track, and feel that corporate medicine is trying to destroy private practice.
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If you think it’s bad now, just wait, it get’s worse. Free comes at a price.
Command and Control Economy = Wage and Price Controls
Wage and Price Controls = Lower prices and suppliers going out of business because they are operating at a loss.
Suppliers going out of business = shortages
Socialist tyranny = shortages...EVERY TIME
In this case, Obamacare = shortages of health care professionals and supplies.
Just great! If Doctors are in despair, just think how the patients are feeling. We are in for many years of despair.
Obama’s idea of justice is when we are as miserable as North Korea.
Corporate America thinks providing healthcare to workers as part of its benefits became to expensive over time. Someone in the healthcare system has to give. Drug corporations will not, health insurance corporations will not, hospital corporations will not, the lonely small business doctor will have to become a salaried worker. Main Street vs Corporate America and lobbyists made sure Corporate America comes out on top. Doctors you are lucky that you will still have a salary, blue collar and office workers had their jobs off shored. At least you did not end up in a service industry with 1/3 less pay.
There were plenty of Doctor’s voicing their opinions...but the MSM ignored anyone who didn’t join lockstep with them.
Our healthcare problem in the US started when healthcare became tied to employment during WW2 as a result of govt wage controls.
As soon as we disconnected the payer from the service by inserting a third party, costs began to escalate.
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Clear-thinking doctors will quit. Young clear-thinking individuals will not go into medicine. Why bother? Good luck, Comrades. nobamacare = stay healthy or die.
The AMA represents all doctors about like the Liberal AARP represents all retired people. In other words, not at all.
I also remember that doctors were not silent. Many threatened to retire if Obamacare becomes law, and there was even some poll, IIRC, that proved that. However members of the public were shouted down by the likes of Pelosi. Input from below was not of interest; Obama and his henchmen were on a mission.
Not until the government builds a wall around America.
Doctors will just leave and go to a nation that allows 'em to make a good living.
While the doctor's pay plummets and their expenses skyrocket, the trial lawyers still have year round open season and no limits.
Less than 30% of physicians are represented by the AMA. The AMA is a leftist racket stacked with entrenched academics and bureaucrats, not your avg doc out in the field actually practicing medicine. A world of difference.
Yep...hubby and I have joked in the past about level A, B and C docs. The A docs will definitely retire or flee, as will most of the B docs...that will leave the remainder of the B docs and the C docs. Ouch.
Not to worry! We'll get new doctors with MD degrees from University of Granada, Nairobi Doctors' School, and Mama Josue's Medical School and Nail Salon in Haiti. And they'll all be direct employees of the Federal gubmint!
This is going to be harsh, but so is reality.
The majority of stupid Americans who voted for obastard deserve to die horribly for lack of good medical care because of what they wrought on the rest of us.
Gimme gimme whiny ignorant Scum. That’s all they are.
He is standing with one foot on FDR's shoulder for his wage and price controls that gave birth to health care as a benefit a way to get around them and and the other foot on Ted Kennedy's shoulder for giving us the HMO that obamacare then has to fix for us.
That's how they play...so, what comes next?
Is it time to go on offense yet or shall we keep playing clueless defense???
Truth. I have told every thug on my FB page to delete me who supports this communism.
I can’t wait to go to an office visit after Obamacare really goes into action in 2014. Naturally, my American trained doctor will have quit a few years earlier. The government payments he was getting were just too little to stay in practice, and he retired.
So now, I’m sitting in a clinic in a “bad” part of town with lots of welfare recipients and the like, waiting to get seen by a Dr. Singh from either India or Bangladesh. Of course, I’ve been waiting over 3 hours so far. The waiting room looks kind of dirty, too.
Yeah, it’s going to be great once Obamacare takes effect in 2014.
My neighbor was a pie eyed liberal new doctor in a local practice. On election night he had a party and sat around with his liberal buddies and talked about their brave new world. You could tell they had no idea what was coming. There was a teacher there and some grad students with me and the founder of the practice where he worked. At the end of the night I and the old doc were pissed and told them what this meant. They looked at us like we were stupid. About 2 months later this guys was cursing his decision. I have laughed at him every time Obama comes up. Some people are just too stupid.
Good doctors will go offshore...the US is making the practice of medicine (at least the kind that is preventative or actually curative) exhorbitantly expensive. I know...my husband already had surgery for something in MEXICO because the FDA doesn’t yet allow it here, yet...they are just getting around to looking at it....(Europe and Canada do allow it also.) Obama care is just MEDICAID expanded to EVERYONE once the cost of medicine skyrockets because of shortages and rationing. And, Medicaid is bankrupt (paid for with tax revenues and the issueance of debtor bonds) Those who can afford it will go elsewhere...and get better care. CONGRESS is the PROBLEM here...they have screwed America with their “programs.”
Death Panels are the liberal’s answer to the SocSec and Medicare financial implosion.
SocSec will work if we can get the life expectancy low enough.
Anyone who has been in Congress over 20 years should be in jail for the PONZI SCHEMES they have foisted upon us.
They think it's free. They're confident that the govt will ensure they are provided only the best care for them. Remember that many of these people are young and have never been subjected to govt administered health care delivery such as Medicaid or Mediscare. So they have no frame of reference; just as they support the King even as they're mired in joblessness with little hope for a change. Go figure.
I'm less concerned about the escalating prices than I am about the degraded quality of care that's inevitable as demand skyrockets and scarcity of resources (and supply of providers) rears its ugly head, and no honest or informed person disagrees with that forecast.
We'll probably have to combine health care with tourism to continue to see our family doctor.
I can see it now, Medical Hotwire.com and Medical Hotels.com!
Did we quit makin' rope in America?
I was an AMA member when Obamacare passed; I called the AMA that day and spoke to a young woman who was reading from a script. She followed up with a multi-page email (I wish I had saved it) with gobbledy-gook.
I cancelled my membership that day. As mad as I was with their stance on Oblahblah care, I was INCENSED about their beyond dreadful response to me.
Now their latest ploy (via emails that I still get) is that they are fighting O-care...yeccchhh.
Do you have a problem with Indian doctors? Curious to know what that problem is.
most MD’s are not members of the AMA . it is now dominated by fmg’s
You doctors are our bitches now. :)
for all of those who say Romney is the father of Obamacare, the MD’s of Mass were not pissed off by Romneycare.
also the people of Mass didn’t have their taxes raised to pay for all the other shit.
Hip replacement weren’t taxed, dividend taxes didn’t go up, selling your home never got a new tax etc.
actually the people of Mass are the most fucked by this new law. They got the good and will now get the bad.
You're exactly right. And soon the "A" level doctors will be pretty much extinct, because who in their right mind would want to go through the extensive training & rigor and years of training, to become a top notch surgeon (brain, heart, pulmonary, general surgeon, etc).
Then where will the ultra rich go?
I live in Rochester, MN home of world famous Mayo Clinic. I remember once seeing a lavishly decked out Boeing 747 Royal Jordanian airliner that brought in King Hussein and 200 or so of family, servants, staff, etc. Often times the Kahler hotel will have entire floors blocked off to accomodate muzzies from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, etc.
Where are the mega rich muzzies going to go once the U.S. loses its top notch physicians & surgeons? I doubt they want to risk their healthcare by going to Canadian or British or French socialized medicine. Who knows, maybe the commie-muslim pig 0dumbo will start to roll back his deathcare once the rich fat cat muzzies start to complain and tell him to go back to the way it used to be!
people are young and have never been subjected to govt administered health care delivery such as Medicaid or Mediscare....less concerned about the escalating prices than I am about the degraded quality of care that’s inevitable.
If we still had a draft, there would have been the experience of military socialized medicine. Having to call for limited appointments, poorly trained enlisted specialists. What made it viable was military discipline and pride. That won’t be part of socialized medicine.
American educated doctors of Indian American background is different from Indians trained in India
It got worse for me. My long time GP just quit his medical practice, and he’s still a long way from retirement.
The US government has purposely discriminated against white males. The admissions departments of US medical schools focus on diversity as one of the top criteria for admission.
Indian medical schools were set up by the British. They teach classes in English. I have worked with many Indian docs and they are mostly good.
Not so with the Ay-rabs and ones from Pock-e-stahn.
Indians are white.
Nevertheless its obscene that Americans have to go overseas i.e. St George etc while we take in FMG’s
the is a medical term called PAN-Patel consultation.
I don’t think any other ethnic group has developed that stereotype.
“This is going to be harsh, but so is reality.
The majority of stupid Americans who voted for obastard deserve to die horribly for lack of good medical care because of what they wrought on the rest of us.”
Let me be harsh with this reality.
Those who did not vote for Obama (and/or Dems) are going to also suffer and die for the lack of good medical care.
Those are excellent points I've not thought of myself or heard others make.
they’re med schools still are the equivalent of our PA schools.
I agree with paki and arabs
Can't believe Daddy Big Bucks oil Sheekie hasn't financed a top notch clinic with all the bells and whistles, and high priced clinicians, in the sheekdom.
Where we will need to go for top notch medicine!
Something like 15-20% isn’t it? About like the ABA. But they are leftist and the loudest megaphones in their respective industries, so they have the influence.