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Posts by Froggie

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  • The Real Lesson from Mississippi

    06/27/2014 5:14:55 AM PDT · 19 of 60
    Froggie to Cboldt

    I’m pretty sure I am in the minority here, but I think it’s time for Conservatives in Mississippi to vote D in November... Send the pre-Alzheimer’s Cochran back to Mississippi as a loud and clear message to Karl, Haley and the rest of the “established” R’s that these tactics will not be rewarded.
    To those who say this rewards Harry Reid ... well, probably.... but so what? Stalemated government (if the house grows some gonads) will be better in the long-run. If the R’s take the Senate, then Hillary will run against obstructionist R’s for the next 2 years, and with the IQ of the electorate, likely prevail in 2016! Better to let the D’s take ownership lock stock and barrel for the next 2 years and re-load for 2016 and sweep them all out.
    It would help, however to get rid of Johnny Tears as Speaker and get someone effective at articulating Conservative ideas as Speaker of the House.
    OK, flame away !!

  • Will Anyone Dare Question Why Hillary Took Six Months To Recover From Concussion?

    05/19/2014 4:17:34 PM PDT · 36 of 41
    Froggie to SargeK

    Exactly, SargeK... we need to see the MRI report and a full neuropsychological battery of tests to determine residual effects. I suspect those studies would be mind-opening !
    She’s unfit for higher office until these questions are answered, but of course, no one will hold her to account. I’ve stopped expecting the press to hold any Democrat to account for anything !!

  • CMPD: Homeowner shoots, kills would-be robber (Charlotte, NC)

    05/13/2014 9:59:39 AM PDT · 16 of 17
    Froggie to Roman_War_Criminal

    He was just looking for Skittles !!

  • $1 billion a year is spent on brain scans for headache sufferers

    03/18/2014 10:24:19 AM PDT · 12 of 21
    Froggie to umgud

    Until they solve two problems, this overspending on health evaluations will continue. First, stop the ambulance chasing attorney’s from suing when that one in a hundred headache patients doesn’t get the scan the the brain tumor diagnosis is “delayed”, and finding a way to keep patients from doctor shopping because “I want a scan” until they find a doctor to order one (also second opinions paid for by someone else as is the scan!)
    Patients do this quite frequently until they see the doctor who orders what they want or tells them what they want to hear!
    In short, then, articles like this that tout ways to save money by avoiding unnecessary tests are nothing but a waste of ink or bandwidth.

  • Scott Brown==== New Hampshire run, hopes to return in November Republican landslide

    03/14/2014 5:09:36 AM PDT · 15 of 22
    Froggie to pallis

    At least the Rino Brown would b e a vote against Harry Reid and that has to count for something. He may be the best we can hope for, certainly he’s no Ted Cruz, but then who is? Mike Lee and that’s about it !

  • Ann Coulter to Fox & Friends: My Friend's Sister Died Because of Obamacare

    02/04/2014 10:22:39 AM PST · 40 of 40
    Froggie to ottbmare

    I didn’t blame her per se’ but rather the collective thought that we don’t need “health care” unless someone else is going to pay for it. Yet, we don’t expect our car insurance to pay for our gas and oil changes.
    No one dies from lack of insurance... Hospitals HAVE to by law provide treatment to all who arrive at the ER without concern for payment. Every hospital will work with the patient, usually at NO Interest to accept payment plans. For instance, when my wife had surgery in 1958, all without insurance, her father paid a monthly payment to the hospital for 20+ years without any interest until the amount was satisfied, with no concern for the inflation effect of those later dollars reduced value.
    It’s all about what is important to you.... she simply gambled that her symptoms were not worth the expense and it cost her her life.
    Would she have sought care without Obama care legislation, perhaps, but perhaps not as she likely had a deductible pre-Obama and that also may have kept her from seeking care. It’s ultimately personal choice - at least until the ultimate governmental take over of health care occurs which will be sooner rather than later.

  • Ann Coulter to Fox & Friends: My Friend's Sister Died Because of Obamacare

    02/03/2014 10:29:19 AM PST · 32 of 40
    Froggie to Rummyfan

    Yes, it’s absolutely deplorable what Obama and the Dems have done to health care as a result of this legislation. But Obama care didn’t result in Ann’s friend’s sister’s death. No, her death was caused by an infection, and HER choice not to seek medical care because regardless of her insurance situation she didn’t feel like her health and ulltimately her life was worth her spending her money unless some insurer was going to pay for it!
    I will wager she pays for a car payment, cell phone, shelter, clothing and other necessities of life without expecting some other entity to pay for those. Yet, when it comes to our health we have been conditioned to demand that someone else bears the financial responsibility.
    She made a bad choice.... she died as a result.
    Obamacare’s law taking away her coverage was but one of the determining factors — her choice was the main factor, as no ER or hospital would refuse treatment without immediate payment. That is a myth propagated by those who want a socialist society and one-payor health care mis-managed by Uncle Sam , and the benevolent Democrats !!!

  • Dem senators intervene in Hobby Lobby case, urge justices to deny ObamaCare exemption

    01/28/2014 10:13:14 AM PST · 42 of 66
    Froggie to dennisw

    Have not heard of this before, but we all know the Court is sensitive to pressure from the other “co-equal” branches .... e.g. Robert’s decision on Obamacare! Obama’s not so subtle pressure tactic worked, so why not go back to that well?
    If memory serves aren’t Christian Scientists exempt as well... so if one “secular” individual is exempt why not all Christians of similar moral belief?
    The voter has been dumbed-down enough that the Dems get away with such things.... this may be liberty’s final stand!

  • When an MSNBC monkey beats his chest about debating the GOP he gets put in his place...

    01/16/2014 10:40:50 AM PST · 7 of 12
    Froggie to faithhopecharity

    It would be a stroke of genius for msnbc which is why it won’t happen. Imagine the ratings... A one hour debate between this no-brained liberal blowhard and Ann Coulter. MSNBC can only dream of such a rating boost! All FOX viewers would tune in for those fireworks!

  • Family Who Sued Kaiser After Daughter’s Death Fights Law That Limits Malpractice Payout

    01/16/2014 10:33:33 AM PST · 9 of 46
    Froggie to Osage Orange

    Years ago the attorney general forced Kaiser out of Texas..... For good reason!

  • Joel Osteen Says Homosexuality is 'a Sin' but Won't 'Preach' on It

    01/14/2014 10:25:47 AM PST · 45 of 81
    Froggie to Gamecock

    Osteen: Just another Charlatan “preacher” who found God only as a vehicle to get to the bank!!

  • Obama's Fake ID

    01/13/2014 10:38:18 AM PST · 18 of 46
    Froggie to Red Steel

    A Maryland judge is demanding the SSA release the information regarding the SS number Obama is claiming is his and not that of Mr. Bruenell (?).
    It might be interesting, of course NO MSM or even Fox News will touch this... I suspect that judge will be at the pearly gates in short order !!
    No one in a position of authority has the fortitude to take on this Fraud-in-Chief....... imagine if you will that George Bush had a SSN issued in Montana..... I know the answer... they would have run him out of town and placed him in Leavenworth in short order !!!
    We can’t have a Constitutional Crisis.... the Left believes we have no Constitution and the Reps are cowardly and powerless to hold them to account !!! 2014 and 2016 better be a watershed event for Conservatism or all is lost for many generations !!! I pray I’m wrong !

  • Duck Patriarch: Man-Man Sex ‘Not Logical'; CDC: ‘Anal Sex is the Highest Risk Sexual Behavior’

    01/09/2014 10:41:44 AM PST · 49 of 51
    Froggie to painter

    Yes, it’s particularly dangerous even for the female recipient.... didn’t work out too well for Farrah Fawcett I seem to recall.... HPV induced rectal cancer will get you in the end, if you pardon the pun !!

  • Duck Patriarch: Man-Man Sex ‘Not Logical'; CDC: ‘Anal Sex is the Highest Risk Sexual Behavior’

    01/09/2014 10:40:17 AM PST · 48 of 51
    Froggie to PLD

    See: www.manscountrychicago.com this was reportedly a favorite hang out of our Imperial Leader while and before he became a state senator...no surprise to most of us here !!

  • Duck Patriarch: Man-Man Sex ‘Not Logical'; CDC: ‘Anal Sex is the Highest Risk Sexual Behavior’

    01/09/2014 5:12:53 AM PST · 2 of 51
    Froggie to ilovesarah2012

    “LIMITED ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE” -—another liberal BS line... Almost no one in America has true “limited access to health care”.... but what they may have is “limited access to having someone else pay for their health care!”
    Amazing they have no trouble paying for cell phones, automobiles, tobacco, alcohol, and all “necessities” but somehow they think someone else should pay for their health care needs !!!

  • Wife gives her husband's new fiancee an incredible Christmas surprise...2 years after she died

    12/21/2013 9:33:55 PM PST · 9 of 42
    Froggie to Viennacon

    What a wonderful story....
    I lost my wife last July.... and after reading that, I can’t stop crying .... again !! God Bless Her !!!!

  • New Obamacare weapon for GOP: Doctors

    12/03/2013 5:57:53 PM PST · 18 of 20
    Froggie to ogen hal

    ogen hal: Most doctors don’t have a clue what this abomination of demo-care will do to their practice of medicine so it’s hard to tell but since none I know of have been approached by any insurer with a reimbursement contract offer they have been fairly silent. I’ve read, but haven’t been told by any insurer that the rates paid under the Demo-care plans will be less than Medicare rates - their logic is you make it up in volume. Well, that won’t fly as most doctors already are busy enough that the promise of volume only helps new docs or those who are marginal at best.
    Obama (demo) care will of necessity elevate the Fake-doctor practice of medicine so lessor trained poorly supervised “extenders” will now be your only interface into the system.... God help us all !!! Very few doctors in our community take ANY medicaid at all...and Obama care (Democare) will meet the same fate I suspect.
    Long lines, suboptimal care, inexperienced “fake-providers”, increased morbidity and mortality and unless legislated out of existence, a dual system of health care - i.e. those with cash, and those without - will be the end result.
    In a real rational world when this is at full fruition, no Democrat who supported this legislation (Thank God no Republican even the RINOs voted for it !! ) would get elected Animal Control officer even in Chicago !!
    But I’m pessimistic the American voters who gave us this mess and reelected this Fraud in the White House will wake up in our lifetime !!

  • Abolishing the Filibuster Could Pave the Way to Overturn Roe v. Wade

    11/22/2013 10:12:44 AM PST · 8 of 23
    Froggie to skeeter

    If the Reps succeed and take back the Senate, it will be a very sad dayt if McConnell is anywhere near the leadership position. The majority leader better be someone with fortitude and courage.... but of course the “old guard” will never let that happen !! Disgusting thought...so even if the Reps win...We still lose !!

  • (VIDEO) CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The president now is toxic (Dems held hostage to computer geeks)

    11/08/2013 5:19:14 AM PST · 6 of 46
    Froggie to luvbach1

    The Reps need to hammer away at a name change for this debacle ... there is nothing affordable, nor caring about the “affordable care act” .... they need to begin calling it loud and clear at every opportunity...DEMOCARE!
    This legislation will demolish Health Care in America... and it was passed by only Democrats.... they need to keep reminding the American People that it was the Reps who saw this for what it was, a government over-reaching Socialistic redistributive scheme meant to take us to the one-payer, benevolent government controlling system!

    By all rights, once the people realize their premiums will double and their deductibles will rise so high they won’t be able to use their insurance anyway, no democrat should be elected Animal Control Officer even in San Francisco!
    Hang his legislation around the neck of EVERY Democrat.
    Give up on OBAMACARE... make the Dems own this at every opportunity !! Watch all the Dems up for re-election start to jump the ship away from Captain Barack over the next 11 months.... should be interesting, but devastating to your health !!!

  • Liberals Mugged By ObamaCare Reality

    10/09/2013 5:19:58 AM PDT · 19 of 58
    Froggie to From The Deer Stand

    Of course this monstrosity should come back to haunt the Dems, but the press won’t let that happen.... they will place the blame on the doctors, hospitals and evil insurance companies when this collapses and reaches it’s logical, economic conclusion! The Republicans are making a strategic mistake....they need to begin calling this DEMOCARE not Obamacare. It needs to be hung around the neck of every Dem who voted for it!! Obama can’t run again... but the rest will be running.... DO NOT let them off the hook for this... everyone who pays these higher premiums for less coverage must be made aware that this is brought to you by the DEMOCRATS and not just Obama ....but sadly those who vote for Dems will likely be too ideological or stupid to understand that reality !!

  • McDonald’s, Dunkin' Donuts to Gun Owners: Hey, We Respect Gun Laws

    09/23/2013 5:15:35 AM PDT · 14 of 30
    Froggie to HANG THE EXPENSE

    25% of all coffee consumed outside of the home is sold by McD’s.... 42 cent senior coffee from Mickey beats Starbucks every day. Unless you want to be seen hanging out with a bunch of hippie-liberal weird people dumb enough to pay for overpriced coffee and chic drinks most of us can’t pronounce... double shot macchiato late over-easy, sunny side up...WTF?

  • Was it actually life-threatening cancer or are doctors presumptuous?

    08/19/2013 4:57:29 AM PDT · 13 of 34
    Froggie to GailA

    Gail: Just my 0.02....first the problem with MRI routinely for breast cancer detection is simply COST and availability. insurance companies won’t reimburse for this on routine basis. Mammo’s cost less than 100.00 ... MRI’s probably close to 10 X that cost.
    Second, given you DIL history of a trauma to the area followed by an expanding mass, likely could be evaluated by ultrasound and observation for a period of time... of course if it was a solid mass by ultrasound and didn’t look like hematoma or fluid filled biopsy isn’t too invasive and quite a few doctors and patients want to do a biopsy based on anxiety more than reason.. Wishing her the best possible result.
    Under USPHTF current statements they have determined that women should not have routine breast mammogram screening prior to age 50... unfortunately a large percentage of breast cancers occur in younger ladies, but don’t let that stop the federates from enforcing their utopian health care upon us...as long as they exempt themselves and their families out of this mess !!

  • Mystery: Priest prays for girl, vanishes

    08/10/2013 4:29:00 AM PDT · 4 of 59
    Froggie to FreedomStar3028

    Miracles and Angels do exits.... twenty years ago my friends daughter had a near drowning in their backyard pool. Helicopter transport to hospital followed by coma/ventilator. About 2 or 3 days into the coma a “black priest” presented to the ICU and told the family and nurses that he was from the Cathedral and would like to annoint the child. He did so, said the prayers and left.
    That afternoon, the child regained consciousness and went on to recover.
    The family asked the nurses for the name of the priest because they wanted to thank him. The nurses said they did not know as they had never seen him before. The family then called the Cathedral and were informed “we don’t have a black priest - we never have!”
    Yes, the angel of the Lord made a visit that day.

  • Mika Muses: Did Liz Cheney Ask Rollins to Call Her 'Bored Housewife' As A Favor?

    07/19/2013 5:39:37 AM PDT · 12 of 15
    Froggie to Ann Archy

    Yes and Hillary should have run in Arkansas !!! But we know how that would have turned out !

  • Boehner endorses push for citizenship for children of illegal immigrants

    07/17/2013 6:42:25 PM PDT · 38 of 57
    Froggie to traditional1

    Exactly traditional1....approximately 80% of all births at Parkland (read that taxpayer financed and patient never pays the bill) hospital in Dallas are born to illegals.... We MUST stop this insanity. NO CITIZENSHIP for those who broke our laws as their first act in the US !! No anchor baby citizenship... No free care..... life saving ONLY... then ship them back in a bus... no free education for illegal persons in this country... the taxpayers can not be expected to pay the freight for illegals education, health care, food stamps, free school breakfasts and lunches, and welfare payments !!

    The government largess to illegals is killing the middle class taxpayer, causing hospitals to either close or cost-shift which raises prices for legal’s health care and insurance etc.
    Get this Washington... We are fed up !!!!! You represent US, the LEGAL residents ... the CITIZENS of the US, not the wanna be free-loaders who do not abide by our laws!
    Until we have a citizens revolt... stop voting these bozo’s back into office and put people with intestinal fortitude in their place we are doomed !
    Ryan, Boehner, Rubio, Corker, and the other sell-outs who do not represent the will of the people must be retired... put to pasture... and replaced by right-thinking real Conservative minded people !
    I will not vote for nor support any congressmen or Senate candidate to sells-out our citizenship for the sake of political correct expediency!!

  • Caption this image: John Kerry sinking faster than Egypt's (former) President Morsi

    07/09/2013 11:54:28 AM PDT · 2 of 8
    Froggie to The Looking Spoon

    No thanks.... I didn’t like it when I had that for Christmas dinner over in Cambodia....or was it Nam?

  • Why Zimmerman’s Motion for Acquittal Should Have Been Granted

    07/09/2013 6:08:19 AM PDT · 7 of 29
    Froggie to Buckeye Battle Cry

    Disagree that this ruling saved lives, it may have saved one, hers !! Unless there is a guilty verdict there will be riots and lives lost. Liberal race baiters will see to that !
    As a matter of law the state proved NADA, she should have thrown out the case as soon as the motion landed on her bench! If there is a guilty verdict she should set it aside - but she won’t have the courage to do so.
    This whole trial is a sham perpetrated by the race-baiter culter fostered by Jesse and Al.. Wait for the “no justice, no peace” slogans to start ringing again !!

  • Texas Governor Perry Won't Seek Re-election in 2014

    07/08/2013 5:11:39 PM PDT · 20 of 54
    Froggie to Nextrush

    Perry certainly isn’t conservative perfect but better than some we’ve had (Ma Richards)... but his stance on in-state tuition for illegals lost it for me!! I don’t know Abbott’s stand on that yet, but if he supports it I can’t support him either.... in general he is a law and order kind of guy. Will be interesting to see his position. Hope my state senator decides her time is right to run for governor now that she had her 11 hours of fame with her filibuster shenanigans. Let Wendy (kill those kids) Davis give up her Senate seat and get trounced at the polls by Abbott -—

  • Oh, good: Broke cities looking to unload expensive retirees on ObamaCare, i.e. taxpayers

    07/07/2013 4:52:57 PM PDT · 8 of 43
    Froggie

    Of course this was their plan all along... it’s merely incrementalism this monstrosity they passed without reading or understanding. The designers however, knew exactly what they were doing, creating a system that has to fail so they can blame the greedy insurance companies for rising premiums and reduced services. Dennis Kucinish on Fox News today at least is one Democrat that will admit this plan !!
    I suspect they will tie the doctors license to being in on the scam so as to avoid dual medical care systems one for the cash payers and one for the masses who need to rely on the government largess !
    We are screwed, medical-care speaking !!

  • This week we’ll celebrate the 237th anniversary of our independence. But are we a free people?

    06/30/2013 6:54:40 PM PDT · 28 of 86
    Froggie to markomalley

    Keep the Faith... Men like Col. West will lead the way to right America....
    http://www.daysuntil.com/Inauguration-President-US/index.html

  • Obama rated 4th best president ever

    06/30/2013 8:27:13 AM PDT · 40 of 51
    Froggie to rlmorel

    Of course he’s good.... heck, he won the Nobel Prize for doing........NOTHING !!

  • Wendy Davis Chides Rick Perry, Says She’ll ‘Fight With Every Fiber’ to Stop Abortion Bill

    06/30/2013 6:17:32 AM PDT · 37 of 57
    Froggie to 0.E.O

    If Perry chooses to run he will win... he has the machine !!
    If not, Greg Abbott, the attorney general will crush Wendy if she runs as the Dem. I can’t see a Dem winning the governor’s race here until the Washington Dems ensure all the illegals can vote.... soon enough I’m sure. In 15 - 20 years the Texas demographics will change and it will be time to move to UTAH or Idaho ! God help the Republic !!

  • PALIN: PRIMARY RUBIO AND AYOTTE? SURE.

    06/25/2013 4:11:28 PM PDT · 16 of 114
    Froggie to blueyon

    Since Rubio’s “district” is the state of Florida... the answer is YES... Alan West would chew him up... the debate would be classic !!! Go Alan !

  • Marco Rubio, We Hardly Knew Ye (His reversal on immigration has confounded some former supporters)

    06/24/2013 8:24:41 AM PDT · 24 of 70
    Froggie to iopscusa

    DiMint needs to come out of retirement and retire Lindsay (Goober) Graham

  • Rubio favorability drops 15 points among GOP in Rasmussen poll

    06/24/2013 8:20:26 AM PDT · 23 of 96
    Froggie to BarnacleCenturion

    Only Paul and Cruz are true Conservatives... it’s pathetic !!

  • Ted Cruz: ‘Abolish the IRS’

    06/20/2013 11:02:04 AM PDT · 74 of 128
    Froggie to little jeremiah

    BS....all he needs is a fake birth certificate and false social security card and he’s in like Flynn...or Obama !

  • Sen. Marco Rubio on immigration bill: No 'parades' for me

    06/20/2013 6:36:34 AM PDT · 30 of 53
    Froggie to Hostage

    Two words for Marco Rubio.... TED CRUZ !!

  • Sen. Marco Rubio on immigration bill: No 'parades' for me

    06/20/2013 6:34:45 AM PDT · 29 of 53
    Froggie to riri

    It is NOT necessary. Doing nothing is preferable.

    No ENFORCING existing laws is the answer !!!

  • Miss Alabama Totally Cool With NSA Spying Because, Um, the Mall

    06/17/2013 1:06:18 PM PDT · 66 of 83
    Froggie to Hoodat

    Quite frankly I would not care one bit is she said anything !!!!!

  • Our new tax code: Pick one!

    06/09/2013 10:45:01 AM PDT · 4 of 55
    Froggie to HeartlandOfAmerica

    Fair Tax.... only plan that effectively eliminates the IRS altogether !! No social engineering by congress using the tax codes to play political favors etc. No record keeping for the individual or corporations freeing up capital for spending, expansion, hiring etc. The effect on the economy would be tremendous....
    the other options just tweek the current code, keep the need for reporting, tax law compliance (that no one can understand anyway!) and continue to allow congress to use tax codes for political favors !!!

  • The Camelot Fraud- JFK actually a low-life person

    06/04/2013 4:00:35 PM PDT · 57 of 74
    Froggie to Bigg Red

    And he made her provide oral sexual pleasures for his buddies pool side while others were swimming...what a guy, ha? Scum with a capital S indeed....and the nuns at my school all thought he was saintly.... what blinders !!

  • IRS:Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family [ Soon the Penalty will match that figure ]

    06/03/2013 6:21:59 PM PDT · 53 of 56
    Froggie to NonValueAdded

    Who the heck uses that much health care in any given year?

    If course your family nor many families will use that amount in a year.... but the illegal aliens, dead beats, drug addicts and general riff-raff will chew up all that money and never look back... Oh, and they pay the fine for not having insurance themselves? That is laughable on it’s face ...they don’t pay taxes anyway but they are going to pay some nebulous fine? NOT gonna happen...

    A taxpayer revolt MUST occur for this situation to be turned around since the Supreme Court acted more like Diana Ross and the Supremes rather than the jurists and constitutional protectors they are sworn to be !!

  • Brit Hume: "The Country May Now Indeed Be Ready For Another Bush" (VIDEO)

    04/28/2013 6:53:14 PM PDT · 38 of 59
    Froggie to skeeter
    If the choice is another Bush or another Obama, or Clinton, I'll take the Bush... but certainly the Reps can do better!!
  • The President of the United States Asks God to Bless an Abortion Factory

    04/27/2013 9:52:59 AM PDT · 3 of 31
    Froggie to Theodore R.

    SERVICE to women??? SERVICE??? Let’s see these are the only doctors who kill 50% of their patients and 50% of those they kill are women.... some service !!! Somehow, while I don’t speak for the Diety, I can’t imagine Him blessing this activity.

  • Mark Levin Calls Bob Schieffer a 'Phony Journalist,' 'Propagandist' and an Obama 'Cheerleader'

    01/17/2013 8:02:24 AM PST · 7 of 9
    Froggie to MissMagnolia

    He’s so leftist that they even named a school of journalism after him... remember, he only go where he is because as a copy boy in 1963, he answered the phone that November and ended up driving Marina Oswald from Ft. Worth to Dallas...

  • Obama Asks Doctors to Help Deal With Guns

    01/16/2013 11:35:09 AM PST · 66 of 88
    Froggie to Paladin2

    As a doctor, I’ll ask that question only if it is pertinent.... for instance, when the patient appears to be suicidal or homicidal...or makes threats to others...otherwise it is none of my business personally nor professionally if they exercise their constitutional rights!

  • Guess What? Digitized Health Records Don't Save Any Money Like Obama Promised

    01/12/2013 8:55:47 AM PST · 26 of 30
    Froggie to Rodamala

    I would gladly pay out of my own pocket for those services and tell the insurance companies and the government to stick it.

    Unfortunately, you are in the minority and few doctors can stay in business based on private pay = except those who cater to the wealthy only, and what does that leave for the rest? We have been conditioned to believe that medicine should be a “right” paid for by someone else... though food and shelter are not argueably less important we haven’t traditionally expected someone else to pay for our food or housing...but sadly for so many that philosophy is changing!

    To answer your question, there is a great need for the traditional “country doctor”.. but the financial reality is at variance with the need. We are dumbing down health care by allowing lessor trained individuals to provide some level of care and will pay a price for this eventually, in lives, and morbidity.
    I do not know, nor treat any engineers who would not have made excellent clinicians...analytical thinking is analytical thinking regardless the discipline!

  • Guess What? Digitized Health Records Don't Save Any Money Like Obama Promised

    01/11/2013 7:02:01 PM PST · 16 of 30
    Froggie to Rodamala

    Rodamala: There are still a few of us dinosaurs around who refuse to play the government game by converting to electronic records. Marcus Welby may be on death’s door, but he’s not kicked the bucket completely. The government will begin reducing payments to doctors who do not use EMR’s and electronic prescribing -— BUT for us, the cost of the reduced payments are much less than the cost to implement the system and maintain it ! Every practice manager and physician I have spoken to say the same thing... using EMR’s slows them down 30% minimum... while I didn’t go to Wharton, it doesn’t take a genius to know if your profit margin isn’t 30% you can’t stay around if you are slowed down 30%. One doc I know has EMRs... he works in office til 5 - goes home, eats dinner and does his “charts” on computers until about 1 am... then get’s up and begins again the next day... no family time, dinners with wife.. playing with kids... etc... Ain’t gonna happen at my office. We may have to go all cash... BUT we won’t go EMR... I think this system and requirement will fall by the wayside eventually as more and more of us tell them to take a flying leap just as Obama care will fall under it’s own weight... only difference is Obamacare will be replaced by something worse... governmental take-over and single payor (read that government control!).
    The best days of America and American health care are behind us...

  • Young men giving up on marriage: ‘Women aren’t women anymore’

    01/11/2013 6:45:37 PM PST · 91 of 389
    Froggie to doc1019

    Why buy the cow, indeed... and the corollary of that for women.... Why take the pig when all you want is a little sausage?

  • Men armed with assault rifles walk through Portland to 'educate' public on gun rights

    01/11/2013 12:23:31 PM PST · 133 of 133
    Froggie to stevie_d_64

    thanks stevie_d_64 for the explanation. Still can’t figure out why businessess think they should post a 30.06 sign as that just invites the criminal element to target them much easier...