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Could Virginia Start Forcing MD's to Accept Medicare & Medicaid Patients?
Breitbart ^ | 3 November 2013 | Kerry Picket at Breitbart

Posted on 11/05/2013 10:17:43 AM PST by mbarker12474

Could Virginia Start Forcing MD's to Accept Medicare & Medicaid Patients?

by Kerry Picket 3 Nov 2013

Kathleen Murphy, a Democrat who is running for the House of Delegates against Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock, told a forum in Great Falls on Saturday that doctors should be forced to accept Medicare and Medicaid patients: FYI last night at the Great Falls Grange debate, Democrat delegate candidate Kathleen Murphy said that since many doctors are not accepting medicaid and medicare patients, she advocates making it a legal requirement for those people to be accepted.....

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: cuccinelli; healthcare; kathleenmurphy; medicaid; medicaidexpansion; medicare; obamacaredoctors; va2013; virginia
The Democrats have long favored involuntary servitude. Then and now. Slaves and cotton. Doctors and Medicaid.
1 posted on 11/05/2013 10:17:43 AM PST by mbarker12474
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To: mbarker12474

Why not make it a legal requirement to give office visits for free?

This is insanity!


2 posted on 11/05/2013 10:19:57 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mbarker12474

Post title does not match story title.


3 posted on 11/05/2013 10:23:06 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: mbarker12474

maybe...right up to the point they move out!!!


4 posted on 11/05/2013 10:24:03 AM PST by ontap
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To: mbarker12474

The smiling, friendly master is still a slave driver.


5 posted on 11/05/2013 10:24:14 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: mbarker12474
Doctors should be honored to be slaves of the state.
6 posted on 11/05/2013 10:27:25 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: ontap

If they are apprehended in another state can they be forcibly returened to Massa Virginia? (Dred Scott may apply here).


7 posted on 11/05/2013 10:28:18 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: mbarker12474

If adopted, there will be no doctors to force to do anything.

Rats are wreckers and destroyers.


8 posted on 11/05/2013 10:29:26 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Red in Blue PA

the announced reimbursement rate plans for this program amount to the doctors giving care and service away for free, the reimbursements barely cover the billing costs

this is why we are reading so many reports about how many, many doctors are refusing to sign up to participate, provide services in this plan

just like many of the best doctors now refuse to take any new medicare patients, only worse


9 posted on 11/05/2013 10:29:29 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: mbarker12474

No, but Virgina COULD force doctors to leave the state.


10 posted on 11/05/2013 10:29:34 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: mbarker12474

No.

Regardless of what happens tonight, the state’s House of Delegates will still be dominated by the GOP. This will NOT get anywhere, nor will most of McAuliffe’s agenda.


11 posted on 11/05/2013 10:32:55 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: mbarker12474
A liberal friend of mine said "well don't they appoint you a lawyer if you can't afford one?"

Have to shake your head on that one.

12 posted on 11/05/2013 10:34:22 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
If adopted, there will be no doctors to force to do anything.

Not going to happen, at least not here in VA. However, I fear other states whose legislatures and governors are dominated by the 'Rats, that idea is crossing their perverted minds.

13 posted on 11/05/2013 10:34:25 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

Kaine and Warner managed to get a lot of things done. McAuliffe will have a bigger media allegiance than even them.


14 posted on 11/05/2013 10:39:11 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: mbarker12474

Another example of the democrat party’s love affair with slavery.


15 posted on 11/05/2013 10:42:44 AM PST by WayneS (No problem is so great that it cannot be made worse by a "progressive" solution.)
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To: WayneS

“Out with the old doctors. In with the new”. - Stalin


16 posted on 11/05/2013 10:47:28 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: AppyPappy
Kaine and Warner managed to get a lot of things done. McAuliffe will have a bigger media allegiance than even them.

The GOP representation in the HoD was nothing like it is now.

17 posted on 11/05/2013 10:47:29 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: mbarker12474

watch the number of doctors in Virginia drop


18 posted on 11/05/2013 10:48:38 AM PST by GeronL
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To: mbarker12474

the bill was 2700 pages long.
the regs are expected to be around 150,000 pages
this is going to be interesting.
The really bad news about this bill hasn’t even begun to happen.


19 posted on 11/05/2013 11:06:57 AM PST by genghis
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To: mbarker12474

They could. And then when Doctors close their practices, the legislators can make new laws to require Doctors to work for minimum wage....


20 posted on 11/05/2013 11:07:06 AM PST by ransomnote
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To: mbarker12474

I thought Massachusetts was already doing this.


21 posted on 11/05/2013 11:38:56 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: mbarker12474

The question needs to be rephrased, “Can Virginia force their doctors to move to other states?”


22 posted on 11/05/2013 11:41:38 AM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: mbarker12474

LOL. Medicare will have to start actually paying on claims if it expects to try this!


23 posted on 11/05/2013 11:43:30 AM PST by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: mbarker12474

If they do will they also deny them the option to move to another state.


24 posted on 11/05/2013 11:52:43 AM PST by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: mbarker12474

Just what I want when I need a doctor - one who has been forced to treat me.


25 posted on 11/05/2013 11:57:12 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: ontap

... force doctors to stay in the state and practice ... and call it a “tax.”


26 posted on 11/05/2013 12:16:29 PM PST by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: SkyDancer

I take it your friend has never been left to the tender mercies of the medical equivalent of a public defender. The experience would probably be akin to the doctor handing him Japanese ceremonial suicide sword.


27 posted on 11/05/2013 12:26:29 PM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Orangedog

It was the same one who said “well state law says you have to buy auto insurance” - and I left it at that. And no, she’s not blond.


28 posted on 11/05/2013 12:30:42 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: mbarker12474

Will MD’s even be permitted to leave states, where their enslavement is MANDATED? Maybe they will be required to work until age 80, too?


29 posted on 11/05/2013 12:32:27 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: jyro
If they do will they also deny them the option to move to another state.

Possibly by making it impossible to obtain the license to practice in the other state (except when the government actually wants to migrate physicians then there will be all kinds of taxpayer-paid incentives)..

30 posted on 11/05/2013 12:32:29 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: mbarker12474
Only if the doctors allow it to happen.
31 posted on 11/05/2013 12:32:43 PM PST by jersey117
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Doctors should be honored to be slaves of the state.

I currently have three doctors I visit and all of them are for single payer, they would be happy I guess.

I guess we could always have an emergency draft and militarize the medical profession, that should make it easy.

32 posted on 11/05/2013 1:56:21 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: mbarker12474

Will probably end up like other national health care services where the patient is encourage to learn foreign languages, increase understanding of broken English, or excel in technical medical sign language.


33 posted on 11/05/2013 7:55:26 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (An Administration of communists, incompetents, and the corrupt ...reminds one of FDR's brain trust.)
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To: itsahoot

I currently have three doctors I visit and all of them are for single payer, they would be happy I guess.

Similarly, the educated elite in Russia were ecstatic when they learned the Bolsheviks had won the revolution but were devastated when they had to live under their rule .... many have to learn the hard way.


34 posted on 11/05/2013 7:59:42 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (An Administration of communists, incompetents, and the corrupt ...reminds one of FDR's brain trust.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

There will be plenty of doctors. They’re being trained at VA Hospitals all over the country. The ones I’ve dealt with are from Africa.


35 posted on 11/05/2013 8:50:36 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: mbarker12474

Drs connot be forced to see anyone. What these folks forget is that for the most part docs are fairly resourceful individuals. Choices include moving, retiring, or finding another way to earn a living. I personally will chose any of the above before I will be dictated to by government flunkies.....


36 posted on 11/05/2013 8:57:41 PM PST by Mom MD
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To: mbarker12474
a dr at my hospital said just that....that eventually it'll be like England and the drs will be forced to accept a certain number of charity cases no matter what...

he said that pretty soon the imbalance is so off that he'll be the one paying to see patients....

sadly, he's from Canada......thought he was coming to the good ol paradise of the USA....

37 posted on 11/05/2013 9:44:57 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

If they are apprehended in another state can they be forcibly returened to Massa Virginia? (Dred Scott may apply here).
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Yep, am a gonna start selling tickets for my undaground railroad to whisk away enslaved doctahs and nurses to ....well I don know where yet but .....oh yeah...Russia.


38 posted on 11/05/2013 11:15:27 PM PST by TomasUSMC
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To: mbarker12474

bump


39 posted on 11/05/2013 11:40:39 PM PST by gattaca ("If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain)
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To: mbarker12474

Kathleen Murphy lost, thankfully.

She lost to Barbara Comstock in a close race. 50.6 to 49.2 percent.

34th district of Virginia. House of Delegates race.
http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY


40 posted on 11/06/2013 6:28:54 AM PST by mbarker12474
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To: Red in Blue PA

What law can they pass that makes doctors stay in the profession in the first place.???

I know a guy who was first in his class in medical school. After his internship, he quit & became a chef.


41 posted on 11/06/2013 8:39:20 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Red in Blue PA

This witch needs to be reminded that slavery was abolished over a century ago.


42 posted on 11/06/2013 8:40:13 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: mbarker12474

Most Doctor’s reject medicare and medicaid for good reason. The government has reduced their payments for these below what it costs to provide the service.

You may recall that when the government first decided that ER’s had to take everyone, that many of these went out of business? Same thing will happen to Doctors.

These people are truly ignorant about economics among other things.


43 posted on 11/06/2013 11:15:53 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
many have to learn the hard way.

Undoubtedly.

seventy Percent vote for the Commie in New York, and yet we let those people determine policy for the rest of us.

The conservatives must learn that elections can be and are rigged. With this new massive database ObamaCare is putting together, they will know exactly how many votes are needed and where to get them.

I fear we shall never have a true vote count again. Our Republic, the greatest system of government ever devised, undone with a lousy touch pad voting machine.

44 posted on 11/06/2013 1:48:09 PM PST by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: SkyDancer
Well, by that reasoning, they could always recruit the lowest tier of MDs to work for the state: the type who couldn't get a job elsewhere.

We could even call them PMDs. (Public MDs)

45 posted on 11/07/2013 6:38:22 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: mbarker12474

Not sure this would come even close to passing muster in the courts.


46 posted on 11/07/2013 6:39:15 AM PST by MortMan (We've gone from ‘failure is not an option’ to ‘failure is not an obstacle’.)
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