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What Do Actual Doctors Think About Obamacare Now?
Forbes ^ | Oct 11, 2012 | Scott W. Atlas, MD

Posted on 10/13/2012 1:34:09 PM PDT by Innovative

This past February, 60 percent of more than 5,000 doctors surveyed said the Obama health law would have a negative impact on patient care, while only 22 percent thought it would be positive. And more than half thought it would have a negative impact on their relationships with patients, while only 11 percent thought the doctor-patient relationship would be better. A startling 43 percent said the health care reform itself would likely lead them to retire over the next 5 years, and only 37 percent said that was an unlikely consequence of this law. It is worth repeating that sentiment to understand the impact of ObamaCare - it is viewed as being so destructive that almost half of doctors said they would "likely" soon retire directly because of the law itself.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; healthcare; obama; obamacare; romney
Just remember, YOUR vote counts -- the ONLY way Obamacare gets repealed is by electing Romney and Republicans to Congress.

If Obama stays, Obamacare stays.

The life you save may be your own and this is not an exaggeration.

1 posted on 10/13/2012 1:34:13 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

“A startling 43 percent said the health care reform itself would likely lead them to retire over the next 5 years, and only 37 percent said that was an unlikely consequence of this law.”

That’s what mine is going to do. I’ve had him a long, long time too. FUBO.


2 posted on 10/13/2012 1:41:25 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Innovative

My TN congressman, Dr Scott DesJarlais voted against it and will vote to repeal...

Scott is a general practioner...


3 posted on 10/13/2012 1:42:57 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Innovative

My doctor read the entire law and then quit his position with a local clinic and is now practicing medicine in Costa Rica.


4 posted on 10/13/2012 1:46:59 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Innovative

I sent out the following in an email today:

I have a Romney/Ryan bumper sticker - last election I was afraid of being keyed so didn’t put one on. I think we have an excellent chance this time.

Have read many stories out of Britain about how they deliberately kill people who go into the hospital - it’s called the Liverpool Path - they drug the patient then withhold food and water. Last night read an article about how the hospitals are being told to take immigrants - like from Somalia - but not to take all the British. UNBELIEVABLE! Already they’re lucky to even get a timely appointment. There was another story about a 30 something woman who went in (cervical cancer had spread) - had been given up to 2 years to live - they said she had an infection to treat - they labeled her as Do Not Resuscitate against her and her family’s wishes and the next day she was dead. The day before she had been talking, eating, laughing. Many other cases of family members finding their patient being starved and dying of thirst and they get involved and get the person home and safe. The British were once a great people who have now been turned into destroyed sheep because of socialism. We have to fight like dogs for our very lives because this is what the Democrats are trying to do to us.

It couldn’t be more serious.


5 posted on 10/13/2012 1:47:37 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: N. Theknow

If Obama wins I’ll be looking for another country and Costa Rica is high on the list.


6 posted on 10/13/2012 1:48:45 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: Innovative

We had an interesting chat with a doctor while he was giving my wife some shots this week - he said the $700 billion coming out of Medicare to help make Obamacare look “affordable” would be coming right out of doctors’ reimbursement - in our part of the country that may not matter because there are plenty of insurance companies to provide competition and help keep fees down so that most docs will still take Medicare payments, but in lots of other places - less populated - many will stop accepting Medicare patients because they won’t be able to cover costs - said the regulations wiil be even more crippling — already he says it is unlawful for him to waive the copays of patients who might be financially strapped because the government considers that trying to “induce” patients to come back to him for care - he must try to collect anything a patient owes him at least three times before he can consider the bill uncollectable - his son is now an undergrad at Johns Hopkins, but he has told the boy to go into any other field than medicine - my conclusion is that Obamacare will destroy what has been the best system of medical care in the world (but then when the president is trying to make our country equal to everybody else, what more could you want????).......


7 posted on 10/13/2012 1:50:14 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: jessduntno

Our doctor closed his practice last Spring. We still haven’t found a GP who was as good as he was.


8 posted on 10/13/2012 1:52:32 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: FamiliarFace

I should’ve said that he closed it in the Spring 2011, not 2012.


9 posted on 10/13/2012 1:54:59 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: Innovative

I’m surprised the administration hasn’t marched all the TV doctors in front of the camera from the soaps and TV shows to talk up Obama Care.

Now you KNOW they thought about it.


10 posted on 10/13/2012 1:59:20 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: berdie

later


11 posted on 10/13/2012 2:03:28 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Innovative

I spent 30 mins talking to my doc about BOcare. She isn’t taking any new Medicare patients, she says by next year she won’t be able to feed her family with more of them.

She referred me for a sleep study, the local doc who used to do them quit because of BOcare, so I have to drive 100 miles to have it done.


12 posted on 10/13/2012 2:10:07 PM PDT by FrogMom (Chicken Little is coming, and he's right!)
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To: All

Obama backs IPAB ‘death pane’again despite bipartisan support for repeal

http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/03/obama-backs-ipab-death-panel-again-despite-bipartisan-support-for-repeal/

During Wednesday evening’s presidential debate, President Barack Obama repeated his support for the controversial Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) - often dubbed by conservatives as Obamacare’s “death panels” - in a back-and-forth with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.


13 posted on 10/13/2012 2:29:33 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative
I have two friends who doctors in London UK. They say their helth care system is an absolute disaster.

I have another friend who is an ER doctor in Tenn. He is from the old USSR (Siberia to be precise) and once served in the Soviet army. He says that the centralized healthcare in the Soviet Union is one of the reasons he escaped to the west. In their health care system patients have to bride the doctor, nurses ETC to get medication, water, food, care. He says we would be absolutely nuts and very very sorry if we institute Zerocare ... because THAT is what it would be ... ZERO care

14 posted on 10/13/2012 2:43:47 PM PDT by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: jessduntno
My doctor has started looking into immigrating to New Zealand because of Obamacare.
15 posted on 10/13/2012 2:52:28 PM PDT by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-4-08 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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To: Innovative

Anyone seen any polling among Doctors?


16 posted on 10/13/2012 3:00:54 PM PDT by upchuck (I miss my dog Snoopy. May 16, 1997-September 24, 2012 -- 15 years, 4 months. Forever in my heart.)
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To: upchuck
We closed our practice a few years earlier than anticipated because of nobamacare. Patients were upset but you have to look out for your self and your family. We saw our chance...and took it. Moving from Maryland ( THE Freak state) to Utah was like moving to another better planet.
17 posted on 10/13/2012 3:50:20 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: N. Theknow
My doctor read the entire law and then quit his position with a local clinic and is now practicing medicine in Costa Rica.

I've worked in a local hospital for 26 years

I have a close MD friend who is currently building a home in Belize
He is dead serious about it.

I have several MD friends who are preparing “Bug Outs” in the states
At least a third of those I talk to are
planning to retire within 5 years

The only ones not talking about it are either Liberals
or young with family and loans

It's serious as an anvil out there

18 posted on 10/13/2012 3:58:36 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Innovative

http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/09/report-83-percent-of-doctors-have-considered-quitting-over-obamacare/

http://www.millicansolutions.com/in-the-news/tag/healthcare

http://boards.medscape.com/forums? href=”mailto:128@839.MYGjaOZHlhA”>128@839.MYGjaOZHlhA@.2a33f8a9!comment=1

The last requires a Medscape Login Password

http://www.zimbio.com/US+Politics+and+Current+Events/articles/EPZf8SJ2goO/ObamaCare+Make+Uninsured+Problem+Worse


19 posted on 10/13/2012 4:16:33 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: Innovative

Only a f’n marxist could possibly think government should run healthcare. What’s healthcare got to do with government?


20 posted on 10/13/2012 5:44:27 PM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: ogen hal
Moving from Maryland ( THE Freak state) to Utah was like moving to another better planet.

Interesting... I'm in Maryland, too.
Where was your practice before you relocated?

21 posted on 10/13/2012 8:05:59 PM PDT by doc11355
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To: N. Theknow

Well- that gets us to ‘that level playing field’ that Obama has run on since early 2007, didn’t it?

OUR healthcare practitioners are going to go help the 3rd world, and we will be reduced to 3rd world!!!


22 posted on 10/14/2012 7:44:28 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: FrogMom

She referred me for a sleep study, the local doc who used to do them quit because of BOcare, so I have to drive 100 miles to have it done.””’

IF you can afford the gas, then when we have ‘carbon credit coupons, you will be driving too far & will not be able to see that doc.


23 posted on 10/14/2012 7:48:20 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Innovative
Back when Obamacare first reared its ugly head my husband asked our doctor what he thought about it. He said “it will be good for you and good for me”. I wonder if he still feels that way.
24 posted on 10/14/2012 8:09:05 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: jessduntno

As soon as I can afford to I’m out. (when kids are out of college) only another 2-6 years and I will retire and find another way to support myself


25 posted on 10/14/2012 8:11:32 AM PDT by Mom MD (T he country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: Ditter

Find another doctor. Yours is not connected with reality


26 posted on 10/14/2012 8:14:51 AM PDT by Mom MD (T he country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: Mom MD
Yes I agree. One of his associates made the comment about obama being elected and said “anything will be better than the last eight years”. I wanted to say “you are an f’n idiot” but I held my tongue. We are old and don't use medicare, we own our own company and use our own insurance. WE are praying that Romney wins.
27 posted on 10/14/2012 8:22:43 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Innovative
My doctor of 15+ years has already told me that he will stop accepting new Medicare and Medicaid patients as of the first of 2013. He is already losing money on them because of the ridiculous government regulations.

This main is great asset to the community and still believes in doing all he can for his patients. I called him last night on his personnel cell phone, which he had given me the number, due to the fact I was running a temp of 102.3. He gave me some advise on how to drop it and called me this morning to check up on me.

28 posted on 10/14/2012 8:37:54 AM PDT by SledgeCS (I will vote for Obama when he admits that his idea of a transparency means "You cannot see it")
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