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'New Hope' For American Docs: Help Them Move Overseas, Won't You?
Publius Forum ^ | 03/25/10 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 03/25/2010 4:00:35 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus

The despair in the field of medicine over Obama's government takeover of America's once vibrant healthcare system can be overwhelming for America's doctors. Many have said that if Obamacare is implemented, they'll hang up their stethoscope and retire. The gloom is overpowering.

But WAIT! Help is on the way. A new effort is underway to help these poor doctors get themselves out from under the U.S. Government's thumb, a new website has been started to keep Obama's socialist overreach at bay. If you are an American doctor, help has arrived to help you uphold your hippocratic oath and still serve your American free-market, capitalist principles.

At PracticeAbroad.com, you can help an American doctor to get to freedom by sending him to a country that values his skills more than Obamabots do....

Read the rest at Publiusforum.com...


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: economy; medicaltourism; obamacare; socialism
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Amusing, but sad website snark.
1 posted on 03/25/2010 4:00:35 PM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Better start learning how to describe your health symptoms with an Indian or Carribean accent is about all I can say.


2 posted on 03/25/2010 4:01:37 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Mobile Vulgus

I suspect that a lot of doctors will ultimately move to places like Panama, the Phillipines, and other locales where they can cater to the Amerian elite without the hassle of complying with Obama’s regulations.


3 posted on 03/25/2010 4:08:56 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Mobile Vulgus

It’s going to be hard to find an acceptable location that doesn’t have socialized medicine. Maybe somewhere in underdeveloped Africa or Asia. But those kind of countries have other disadvantages.


4 posted on 03/25/2010 4:09:42 PM PDT by RogerQ
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To: RogerQ

Bingo.

That’s 1 of the whole points about this - what else can we do? Where can we go?

The communists have squeezed us out.


5 posted on 03/25/2010 4:12:18 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Maybe Japan or South Korea? Those are pretty good countries.


6 posted on 03/25/2010 4:15:40 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Gaffer

My Uncle Ragnar guides cover medicine very well. It had been years since I looked through these books. I find myself reading them more and more lately.


7 posted on 03/25/2010 4:16:55 PM PDT by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus
The despair in the field of medicine over Obama's government takeover
of America's once vibrant healthcare system can be overwhelming for
America's doctors.


Well, the Canadian government (including their guvmint officials)
need to find out where they should book flights.

To get treatment from the fine American MDs they flocked to
in places like UCLA, The Cleveland Clinic or the DFW metroplex.

I include DFW (Dallas-Ft. Worth) as I have beloved Canadian relatives
that always seem to have time to visit our MDs when they come to
visit their ex-pat children (now prospering big-time as new
US citizens in Big D(allas).
8 posted on 03/25/2010 4:19:04 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Soothesayer

Practice medicine near the US. Doctors should buy a cruise ship, convert it to medical offices, and helicopter to and from work. How hard could it be to build a business outside the US jurisdiction, or on Indian reservations?


9 posted on 03/25/2010 4:19:41 PM PDT by runninglips (Don't support the Republican party, work to "fundamentally change" it...conservative would be nice)
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To: runninglips

That’s a very creative solution.


10 posted on 03/25/2010 4:22:16 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Bad Jack Bauer
Actually, I have had an Indian doctor for about 25 years and he is very good - but he is a GP. I'm not so much criticizing them or their knowledge as much as I am foretelling that specialization - the real expertise in our system, will be lost.

No innovative, insightful doctor here will be willing to expend the personal sacrifice they do now to specialize (learn, study, practice, grow) when a socialist apparatchik dictates what they can charge and limit what they can do. Satisfaction of a case well executed is one thing; compensation for it is also in the mix. This is all lost on Obamacare for the dumb masses...The really, really sad thing is that friggin WalMart could do a better job, for less cost, than what this socialist government has lined up for us.

11 posted on 03/25/2010 4:25:12 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: Gaffer

Floating medical centers is the answer.


12 posted on 03/25/2010 4:33:34 PM PDT by crymeariver (Good news...in a way)
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To: runninglips
That is good. Then some could become VETS., buy Poochie insurance, take your poochie/pet in for his cough/ Oh by the way Dr., would you look at my ????.

Sure says the Doc: I will prescribe some poochie cream for you, that should fix you up real nice. If anything more serious, refer us to one of those Drs. on that ship. I think we have solved the problem.

13 posted on 03/25/2010 4:40:20 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: Gaffer

I am not worried. I find the growing anger somewhat heartening because Obama may have the hearts and minds and loyalty of the unions and leftists, but he does not have the heart and mind of the military. I have no doubt that should it come down to it, tanks will be rolling across the front lawn of the Whitehouse before they are rolling across my pastures. I know of two young men who have enlisted for the express purpose of making a stand should Obama try to turn the military against us. How many more are enlisting for this? How many already in the service have this same sentiment? If I was Obama I would fear the Military and watch how I treated them.


14 posted on 03/25/2010 4:44:01 PM PDT by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: annieokie

Re: “That is good. Then some could become VETS., buy Poochie insurance, take your poochie/pet in for his cough/ Oh by the way Dr., would you look at my ????.
Sure says the Doc: I will prescribe some poochie cream for you, that should fix you up real nice. If anything more serious, refer us to one of those Drs. on that ship. I think we have solved the problem.”

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Don’t laugh — it’s difficult to get into veterinary schools! My dog has cost me a small fortune over the past two years — she’s had an MRI of the brain and a spinal tap and many other tests. She eats expensive Rx food and takes a Rx supplement. Gets far more care than I do — and the vets are so caring, seriously, I’d rather visit a vet for my own self than do without any med care at all. If it comes to seeing a vet or nothing, vet it is! Woof!


15 posted on 03/25/2010 4:51:36 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: crymeariver

Re: “Floating medical centers is the answer.”

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Cruise lines have been hurting — here’s their chance to add revenue — offer plush recovery digs for the floating medical centers; some of the larger ships are already loaded up with almost fully equipped hospitals. Works for me.


16 posted on 03/25/2010 4:54:00 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: Bad Jack Bauer

If only they were not flung to the corners of the earth.


17 posted on 03/25/2010 4:59:58 PM PDT by ROTB (Repeal to 1789, for the children. The moslems, however, still support him b/c he’s pro-terror.)
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To: RogerQ
No it won't. Look to India, Panama, or Honduras.

As a matter of fact a smart for profit cash wealthy corporation should approach the Honduran government about developing a major Ex patriot American Health Care Resort complex in the country. A poor country like this would welcome the massive increase in health tourist dollars and the infusion of high income doctors and health care professionals that would be brought into their country.

18 posted on 03/25/2010 5:03:34 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

why not medical cruises?

we do it for casino boats, why not doctors?

Modern ships can be stable enough to play billiards so why not super major surgeries?

Escape from Obama cruises.

Flee Socialist DC.


19 posted on 03/25/2010 5:06:23 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: CaliforniaCon
I am not laughing. I just think it would be a good idea for the Drs. who are going to leave, go a be a Vet.

I have heard that a lot of the medications given to animals, are the same as for humans, only cheaper.

I would also like to know from anyone: What happens when you don't buy the ins, have an accident before you can purchase a policy. Do you still get medical attention? That is the law, they cannot turn you down, or has that been thrown out with the bath water with this new bill?

This is going to get real interesting, to see if the FEDs can keep up with all the ingenious ideas.

20 posted on 03/25/2010 5:52:09 PM PDT by annieokie
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