Skip to comments.One Doctor’s Viral Letter Exposes the Harrowing Reality of Obamacare’s ‘War Against Doctors’
Posted on 03/28/2014 5:34:06 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
In an address to the House on Wednesday, Alabama Representative Mo Brooks read aloud a letter sent to him by Dr. Marlin Gill of Decatur. The letter holds nothing back while detailing the excessive costs and regulations that Dr. Gill calls Obamacares war against doctors.
Here is the full text of the letter, courtesy of Rep. Brooks office:
Dear Congressman Brooks,
As a practicing family physician, I plead for help against what I can best characterize as Washingtons war against doctors.
The medical profession has never before remotely approached todays stress, work hours, wasted costs, decreased efficiency, and declining ability to focus on patient care.
In our community alone, at least 6 doctors have left patient care for administrative positions, to start a concierge practice, or retire altogether.
Doctors are smothered by destructive regulations that add costs, raise our overhead and gum up the works, making patient treatment slower and less efficient, thus forcing doctors to focus on things other than patient care and reduce the number of patients we can help each day.
I spend more time at work than at any time in my 27 years of practice and more of that time is spent on administrative tasks and entering useless data into a computer rather than helping sick patients.
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Doctors and the AMA supported obama and the democrats with how much money in 2008 and 2012...?
Nephew is a nursing home administrator in Florida. Payments for services are being cut and penalties instated by the government for “unnecessary” services. Bottom line is that the Affordable Care Act is a “hurry up and die” act. Few, if any, are benefitting from the act while most providers and patients are facing higher costs and a reduction in medical services. This “Tax Act” needs to be repealed and a simplified, more cost effective act put in its’ place. As a side note, no piece of legislation with such far reaching effects should be allowed to pass with a simple majority.
The common theme of Obama’s policies
is to claim to comfort the afflicted (help the “have-nots”)
while having the primary goal of
afflicting the comfortable (cut the “haves” off at the knees).
There in is his problem.
He is unable to delegate the administrative tasks to those suited for the job.
Thank God I'm retiring in 278 days, 2 hours and 58 minutes.
The majority of physicians in this country do not belong to the AMA.
That's the idea. Agenda 21, population control.
The AMA primarily represents academic and specialty physicians. I don't think you can blame 85% of practicing physicians for this fiasco.
(Like many others, I'd prefer that the US health care industry provide a higher quality of service at a lower cost. Obamacare is producing a lower quality of service at a higher cost. This was predicted by most who didn't have a vested interest in Obamacare five years ago.)
Many doctors were against the ACA before it was foisted on America. However, there were those useful idiots who thought it was great that everybody would be covered. I suppose they thought that was the primary goal when, in its many details, its goals were about system control. There are doctors who thought it would eliminate the headaches they experience trying to work with insurance companies. They naively ignored the practical consequences of having a single payer, the gov’t, dictating treatments and payments; a gov’t that gets massive political donations from trial lawyers. Then, there are those doctors who are ideologically socialist and lean toward anything on the left side of the spectrum; the American Academy of Pediatrics comes to mind. Finally, the family practice primary care physicians get treated better than other docs, specialists, in the world of the ACA. They don’t realize that the direction the ACA is taking America is toward a European-style socialized medicine system in which all physicians are essentially working under gov’t dictate and pay rates are much lower than in America.
However, those doctors I know are not so foolish and have seen the ACA infection for what it is and have seen it from the beginning.
Harry Reid says that this is a big lie, I think.
He'll say it's a lie, and a lie that he said it.
“Thank God I’m retiring in 278 days, 2 hours and 58 minutes.”
I am going to try to work for 7 more years, but I don’t accept any insurance, so it’s paper records for me.
If I can’t survive under Obamacare in private practice for that amount of time, I’ll try to work at a V.A. and take care of veterans.
At least I’ll be paying them back in some small way for the safety and security that I have enjoyed these many years.
Decatur Family Practitioner Dr. Marlin Gill Exposes ObamaCare’s ‘War on Doctors’
My sisters general practitioner did the same thing. I think his fee was $2600.
Payments for services are being cut and penalties instated by the government for unnecessary services.
While many are quick to blame insurance companies, the real culprit is the Obamacare provision under which exchange bureaucrats must exclude insurers who offer policies deemed to allow excessive or unjustified health care spending by their policyholders. Prescription drugs are often a costly part of these plans.
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Well, Boomer One, that ‘hurry up and die’ piece is part of the plan to rescue Social Security and Medicare, too. Death relieves the stress on both of those, more quickly than prolonging the lives of those pesky old folks...
A few years ago we closed our practice several years earlier than planned and retired. This was all because of looming nobama-dont-care. This left several people without jobs. Thanks DIMs/LIBs.