Skip to comments.Docs worried sick over ObamaCare
Posted on 10/19/2013 5:50:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
New York doctors are feeling queasy about ObamaCare and many wont participate in the new national insurance program because they fear theyll go broke, The Post has learned.
ObamaCare is going to send me more patients to see and then cut the payments to provide the care thats whats going to happen, predicted Donald Moore, a primary-care doctor in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. I will not accept it.
Moore claims that President Obama made a big mistake by requiring uninsured residents to obtain medical coverage from for-profit insurers through the ObamaCare health exchanges instead of through public health programs like Medicaid.
Under tremendous pressure to keep costs down and profits up, Moore said hes concerned that commercial insurers will pay doctors less for patient visits and services than either Medicaid or Medicare.
Many doctors, he argues, wont be able to cover their costs with such skimpy fees.
Moore scoffed, Whos going to sustain the losses? The insurance companies? Its basically going to be a race to the bottom.(continued)
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Well, the good news is the bottom is bottomless."
The Death Panels should be able to fix that.
You doctors are our bitches now.
So suck on that. :)
You will no longer attract the brightest minds to the profession anymore, either. I certainly don’t want the 115 IQ types diagnosing me.
Careful with that, Doc. The Marxist-in-Chief might decide that all doctors should just work directly for the government.
And I’m sure this Obamacare plan has rates doctors and hospitals must follow.
My sister graduated Pre med from Stanford with honors and went into another field. She is brilliant and caring but was unwilling to enter slavery.
Those who think that signing up for ObammyCare is tough, wait until they try to make an appointment to see a doctor when the SEIU thugs decide to go on strike. The Feds and their union zombies are running your healthcare now. Good luck!
As if docs aren’t already going through hell with liability insurance now they got to deal with this BS. They got John Edwards on one side and communism on the other. I was talking to a obstetrician last year, $300,000 a year liability insurance he was paying. Is that freakin’ nuts or what?
Thanks "Chief" Justice Roberts for pulling something out of your @ss and turning this unconstitutional POS into a "tax."
Thanks Republican establishment for ganging up Cruz and Lee and not fighting to defund Obamacare.
Thanks 52% of dumbass, LIV voters who took the time away from playing Halo and munching on Cheetos to vote for this fraud again in 2012.
The buffoons in Congress get to keep their “Cadillac of healthcare plans”. The unwashed masses get ObamaCare. The Edsel of health insurance plans.
Heh, you think that there will be Doctors? Who are you kidding, who would want to be a Doctor and who would want to even continue in medicine under these conditions.. We are doomed to third world medicine in 10 years! Count on it!
Heaven can not even help this catastrophe! Don’t forget to thank the Democrats for this...
Every doctor should say FUBO. I’ll treat the immediate ones but that the last ones. Then let’s see what Bath House Barry does.
What’s going to happen is what just happened to my wife’s doctor. She just resigned from her medical group, is opening a private practice, and isn’t taking insurance.
My Urologist is pissed.
Oh - well you’re just a racist who doesn’t like seeing a black man in charge.
My doc is retiring early, due to 0Care :(
It’s really hard for me to feel sorry for doctors in New York City.
I’m guessing most doctors who live there are as liberal as they come - they just don’t like Obamacare.
It’s like voting for Goebbels because Hitler’s too radical.
Heh, I did have to laugh out loud at that comment - thank you! Sometimes it is really good to laugh at the situation!
In the San Antonio area, there seems to be a Doc-in-the-Box/diagnostics center/specialty clinic on every corner.
Democrats are missing the “Opportunity Cost” gene. They just can’t understand the concept.
The more money the government takes in taxes to hire your sister for a government job, the less money people have to buy a car from your car salesman brother. Pretty soon, your brother is out of a job. Then the car company can’t sell their cars, so they shutdown. The government stops receiving the tax money from your brother and the employees at the car company. The Democrat’s solution? Hire your other sister to a government job.
Heh, don’t worry your heart at all, those Doctors will be gone before you can click your fingers...
"Credit" where "credit" is due. That was Olympia Snowe.
Though she voted against it inn the Senate, she voted it out of committee because she thought it was "important enough to be debated on the floor".
Thanks. Thanks a lot...
Wow, you must be reading liberal literature... Us Veterans can’t even imagine such care... who are you talking about anyway, the illigals? Well, they do get care before the citizens so I guess you are right there...
I think that was actually Olympia Snowe who was chased out of office.
Health care? Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!
Heaven may decide to let this catastrophe run its course, but if Heaven mercifully decides to intervene, no power on earth is a match for it. Heaven can always help.
Emblem Health said a payment plan was in place for medical providers who are part of its ObamaCare plans
So what? It'll be free! /s
"You're terrified that everyone will ACTUALLY LIKE IT!!!"
The combination of high deductibles and reduced physician participation means that patients will seldom reach their deductible. Paying out of pocket to non-participating providers will probably not go towards the deductible in most cases.
It’s a windfall tax for the Feds and a windfall profit for the crony insurance company.
And you bet that all participating hospitals and clinics will require the deductible payment up front especially because the rates will be low and margins will be tight. Hospitals, doctors, and clinics are not going to waste efforts on collections when you consider that the newly insured 0-care people will be middle to lower income and poorer credit risks. So if you need a hip replacement that costs 75k, and your deductible is 5k, that’s the margin, so pay up or no hip.
By the middle of next year, people on 0-care will really feel the pinch.
You mean all those smart looking people in white lab coats wearing stethoscopes standing behind the prez when he rolled out this monstrosity were just actors? I’m shocked, shocked I tell ya.
I just feel bad for those who got dropped and are being told to purchase off the "exchanges."
I'll never sign up for Obamacare. I'm not even going to the website or clicking on any related links. Obamacare mail goes straight into the shredder.
Are you really certain you're going to make it past the first renewal date in 2014?
After most of the good doc leave, you will be examined and diagnosed by 100 IQ types. Those types will be members in good standing of the SEIU. That was also part of the plan.
I hope so. I know that I’m good for 2014 itself. 2015 might be a different story.
The proper reaction is to be grateful you didn't get the 80 IQ types.
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