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Obamacare Architect: 'You Don't Need a Doctor for Every Part of Your Health Care'
CNS News ^ | 3/5/2014 | Susan Jones

Posted on 03/05/2014 9:17:53 PM PST by Huntress

(CNSNews.com) - Under the Affordable Care Act, the Health and Human Services Department is spending billions of dollars to expand community health clinics, which are mainly staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

"It's going to be one part of a complex part of the health care system," Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects of Obamacare, told Fox News's Bill O'Reilly Tuesday night. "So if your kid has a sore throat and you want to find out if it's strep throat, or your kid has what appears to be an ear infection and you want to find out if it's otitis media -- you really don't need to go to the pediatrician. You can go to these clinics."

"But there aren't any doctors," O'Reilly said.

"Well, you don't need a doctor for every part of your health care," Emanuel responded.

"You don't need a doctor," O'Reilly echoed. "If I want a strep throat diagnosis, I don't want Lenny who just came out of the community college..."

"Excuse me, but those are nurse practitioners -- it's not Lenny out of a community college," Emanuel said. "And it is just putting a swab back there and getting a strep throat assessment."

Emanuel said electronic health records make it possible for the clinic to send the diagnosis to a patient's primary physician.

"Are you worried?" O'Reilly asked. "Say you had VD, STD -- I'm sure you don't."

"Please, don't insult me," Emanuel replied.

O'Reilly said he's worried about the privacy of electronic medical records.

"We have laws to protect the privacy," Emanuel said. Several times, he accused O'Reilly of "sowing fear with no grounds."

"You know me, I'm afraid of everything," O'Reilly said. "Say TMZ offers somebody like $5,000 to get a famous person's medical records. Is that unheard of? Is that unheard of? Come on, is that unheard of? You know it goes on all the time."

"They will not, they have high security and everyone is well aware of this, and they are taking it seriously. And if they -- if they didn't, they would have already offered that for electronic health records and we would have seen the breach."

Emanuel said 80 percent of doctors now use electronic health records -- "and there has not been that kind of breach... And there is not a single case, Mr. O'Reilly, of those medical records being breached for things like STDs or a very famous Hollywood star's medical records."


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I knew it had to be Zeke Emmanuel as soon as I saw the headline. He knows what's best for the proles.
1 posted on 03/05/2014 9:17:53 PM PST by Huntress
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To: Huntress
No, in some cases a medical equipment salesman can perform just as well as a surgeon, and far more cheaply.
2 posted on 03/05/2014 9:19:48 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Huntress
""...Say you had VD, STD -- I'm sure you don't." "

Zeke is an STD (Socialist Transmitter of Death).

3 posted on 03/05/2014 9:21:16 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Huntress

Well there are those parts where an undertaker will serve..


4 posted on 03/05/2014 9:30:04 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Huntress

He is correct. You don’t need a doctor for every part of your healthcare, because you don’t need a public healthcare system for every part of your healthcare.

A person with just a little bit of knowledge can take care of most minor problems themselves.


5 posted on 03/05/2014 9:30:17 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Huntress

Take your master mind plan and shove it, commie creep.


6 posted on 03/05/2014 9:31:09 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Huntress
hows about making the strep/flue test available over the counter for about 10 bucks. It's simpler to accomplish than a home blood pressure check. Oh, that's right, the medical industry doesn't like us to have TOO much control. I would to be able to tell junior, “aint happening, your test was negative and you have no fever, so grab your book bag”. I am almost done raising my third and it has been my experience that a lack of completed homework assignments and pseudo strep go together. This approach would have the unintended result of increasing the schools attendance numbers.
7 posted on 03/05/2014 9:31:37 PM PST by ping jockey
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To: ping jockey

Yep, a skilled Dr. Mom can work wonders.


8 posted on 03/05/2014 9:34:24 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Huntress; Ray76

9 posted on 03/05/2014 9:36:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Huntress

I don’t need a politician for any part of my life.


10 posted on 03/05/2014 9:41:22 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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i need a politician like i need a parasite in my colon.


11 posted on 03/05/2014 9:44:57 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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No, I think you’re confused. An analogy is supposed to be a different (although similar) thing than the subject. lol


12 posted on 03/05/2014 9:52:29 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Huntress

O’Reilly obviously has not spent any time in a hospital lately. Healthcare functions performed by MDs in the old days have been broken down into specialties performed by physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, RNs, LPNs, nurses aides, and a wide range of technical specialists with community college degrees. I hate to say it but Zeke Emmanuel’s got this this one right, it’s been going on for years.


13 posted on 03/05/2014 9:52:52 PM PST by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama’s America)
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To: Huntress

So who pays for these “community health clinics”? Are they like the old free clincs where you went when you got clap or had a bad trip? Or are they like the urgent care places? Who pays? The Government? Your Obama health care provider? The patiant?

CC


14 posted on 03/05/2014 9:53:31 PM PST by Captain Compassion
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I can’t back Bill on this one. The vast majority of minor medical issues do not need an MD to handle. I have had NPs diagnosis things correctly that the MD they worked for could not.

It really scares me to think that I actually agree with Zeke Emmanuel on anything significant


15 posted on 03/05/2014 9:58:16 PM PST by Starwolf
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To: Jonty30

Give me a script pad and I don’t need any of them.


16 posted on 03/05/2014 10:05:27 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Huntress

Certified Nurse practitioners don’t swab throats, Lenny or Linda from the community college does that. FU Bill O’Reilly. I am completely sick of your arrogance and your insulting demeanor. I am done with you.


17 posted on 03/05/2014 10:07:31 PM PST by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: Huntress

Let the public choose whether it wants para-practitioners. The idea of regulation has been quite perverted here.


18 posted on 03/05/2014 10:10:30 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Ray76

This bothers me. If everyone has ObamaCare why are these community health clinics needed? Who will use them? If you can get “free” care at these why would anyone buy ObamaCare?

CC


19 posted on 03/05/2014 10:33:11 PM PST by Captain Compassion
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To: Huntress

I don’t need is you telling me what I don’t need.

Fvck you, Zeke.


20 posted on 03/05/2014 10:35:13 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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