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Advice from a Physician: How to Avoid Obamacare
Economic Policy Journal ^ | August 4, 2012 | Robert Wenzel

Posted on 08/07/2012 10:39:09 AM PDT by arthurus

Medical care is going to get worse under Obamacare. Robert S. Dotson, M.D. tells us why:

As income reductions are being imposed on private practice, costs are being driven up by exploding regulations. In addition, the plethora of new mandates and laws have increasingly criminalized every aspect of the practice of medicine and created vast new armies of armed bureaucrats whose sole aim is to impose civil and criminal penalties on any provider unlucky enough to be singled out for attention...

New restrictions, rules, and regulations on healthcare – on providers and patients alike – have imposed legal constraints with which full compliance is impossible. Medicare rules and regs alone fill tens of thousands of pages, and ignorance of any of them is no defense for the unlucky. The original HIPAA legislation has been amplified with many additions since its inception in 1996:

(Excerpt) Read more at economicpolicyjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: deathpanels; greatdestroyer; health; medicine; obamacare; thedestroyers; totalstate
This started well before Obamacare.
1 posted on 08/07/2012 10:39:21 AM PDT by arthurus
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To: arthurus

I guess if one were aborted he might avoid it — well, no, I guess not. Damn, he’s got us surrounded.


2 posted on 08/07/2012 10:42:35 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (At what point does an escalated effort to remove this traitor commence, and what form does it take?)
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To: arthurus

The summary of this article: How to avoid Obamacare? Eat and live right so you don’t get sick!

Sorry, that doesn’t cut it.


3 posted on 08/07/2012 10:55:51 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: arthurus
I have known this fellow for 25+ years
Recent article from him...

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2012/08/02/reflections-medical-career-robert-s-dotson-m-d/

Ophthalmologist in East Tenn.
5star HealthGrades Score

http://www.healthgrades.com/physician/dr-robert-dotson-ycwng

All around nice guy

4 posted on 08/07/2012 11:00:36 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: arthurus

I have stopped taking new Medicare patients and I have released most of my Medicare patients. However, because I am in an independent physician network that requires all providers to be enrolled in Medicare, I must still must technically continue as a Medicare provider.
Medicare soon will impose electronic records costs and compliance is costly. But the really bad thing about Medicare is the regulatory environment which basically adopts the Stalinist maxim “ Show me the man, and I’ll show you the crime”
Eventually, as is being proposed in MA, providers will be ‘forced’ to accept government insured patients as a condition of licensure. Of course, this is ludicrous as most medicine is elective, and physicians will do little for patients when they are being subjected to governemnt coercion. There is another Soviet maxim for this situation: “You pretend to pay and we’ll pretend to work”.
I would recommend that people read ‘Cancer Ward’ by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn to get a real insight into socialized medicine.


5 posted on 08/07/2012 11:01:07 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: arthurus

How to Avoid Obamacare

1. Don’t get sick.
2. Die


6 posted on 08/07/2012 11:12:01 AM PDT by Noumenon (I will not pay the Obama jizya.)
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To: grumpygresh

You would know better than I do but even before this was signed into law it has been my opinion that, if implemented, 0bamaCare will utterly destroy modern medicine.


7 posted on 08/07/2012 11:14:59 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: PGR88

Join a christiin health sharing ministry.


8 posted on 08/07/2012 11:18:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: arthurus

Become Amish?


9 posted on 08/07/2012 11:24:16 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: mo

Revolt!


10 posted on 08/07/2012 11:30:23 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: PGR88

That and save up money to be able to go offshore is what it comes to. I believe there are international health insurance companies, though.


11 posted on 08/07/2012 11:34:07 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: MrB
Join a christiin health sharing ministry

Interesting. Do you have more details?

12 posted on 08/07/2012 11:36:59 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Noumenon

You forgot 3. Die Quickly.

Who’dathunk Alan Grayson was correct about something (though obviously not the way he meant).


13 posted on 08/07/2012 11:44:28 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: MrB

A Christian ministry, at least the one I checked still requires the paid services of a doctor. Obamacare chains up ALL the doctors. They are allowed to do what the bureaucrats tell them they can do.


14 posted on 08/07/2012 11:45:01 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: grumpygresh

“I have stopped taking new Medicare patients and I have released most of my Medicare patients. However, because I am in an independent physician network that requires all providers to be enrolled in Medicare, I must still must technically continue as a Medicare provider.”

Won’t your network (or the govt) require you to take Medicare patients if you’re technically a Medicare provider?


15 posted on 08/07/2012 11:45:35 AM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: HangnJudge

Thanks for the link.


16 posted on 08/07/2012 11:52:14 AM PDT by khelus
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To: Magic Fingers

They cant make you take new medicare patients (you state your medicare panel is full). Any medicare patients you currently see, you have to charge medicare for at the set rate, but it is legal for you to release (fire) your medicare patients until you have very few medicare patients.

As long as the patient is not in an urgent/emergent situation and you provide referrals to other equally qualified physicians there is no case of patient abandonment.


17 posted on 08/07/2012 11:57:09 AM PDT by rmichaelj
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To: Magic Fingers

They cant make you take new medicare patients (you state your medicare panel is full). Any medicare patients you currently see, you have to charge medicare for at the set rate, but it is legal for you to release (fire) your medicare patients until you have very few medicare patients.

As long as the patient is not in an urgent/emergent situation and you provide referrals to other equally qualified physicians there is no case of patient abandonment.


18 posted on 08/07/2012 11:57:25 AM PDT by rmichaelj
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To: PGR88

Sorry, I’m mobile. If you search, the big ones will come up.


19 posted on 08/07/2012 12:01:00 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: PGR88

Wrong!

It definitely does cut it, to the core.

If you eat only real food, from life sources, it is impossible to become ill.

This is the key to long life, and to greater freedom from tyranny. If you are healthy, you cannot be victimized by the ‘health’ industry, because you won’t need their insane “treatments.”

Eschew all drugs, and especially vaccines, which only invade your body with foreign organisms, and destroy your immune system.


20 posted on 08/07/2012 12:03:54 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: TigersEye

>> “ it has been my opinion that, if implemented, 0bamaCare will utterly destroy modern medicine.” <<

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I hope you’re joking. ‘Modern medicine’ destroyed itself when it consented to illicit intercourse with big pharma 80 years ago.


21 posted on 08/07/2012 12:08:59 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: PGR88; MrB
Do you have more details?

Here, for example:

If you are a mainstream Christian or a Jew, you need not apply to Opt Out of ObamaCare; that exemption is reserved for Muslims, Scientologists, Amish, Christian Scientists and Native American Indians who have a “conscientious objection” to insurance.

Those are your choices.

This leaves you with two options: becoming a registered Muslim or becoming a registered Christian Scientist. You cannot do it in the privacy of your soul either; you need a paper, signed by a CS Teacher (or a terrorist, if you choose the other religion.)

22 posted on 08/07/2012 12:11:28 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Magic Fingers

Not yet. Providers can still close their practices to new patients based on their insurance. Providers can legally opt out of Medicare or Medicaid w/o penalty. Providers can also simply not sign up for these programs.
But, in the future, the government may attempt to ‘force’ providers to accept all insurance as a condition of liscensure. I suppose, they could also ‘force’ providers to see a certain number or percentage of government patients. The problem is that with all coercive government programs, things will not work out as the public hopes. Physicians can see patients, but that doesn’t mean thay will do anything for them. Look at all the government rules and regulations physicians will have to overcome for patients to get any services. And if you have an unmotivated physician, there probably won’t be any sense of urgency in elective situations. Some doctors will adopt a union mentality (and we could see doctors unions) and do the minimum amount of work required. Now some doctors may ‘out-perform’ their peers by going the extra mile for the patient. But, sooner or later, other collegues will convince the high performers to ‘regress to the mean’.
The bottom line is that healthcare is cheaper for the payer (government) if little gets done. So the government probably won’t care much if service is slow and mediocre. As long as the critical incidents are kept to a minumum (that is out of the news), patients will have little recouse. Just shut-up and wait for your government cheese.


23 posted on 08/07/2012 12:18:25 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: editor-surveyor

IMO the harm that did will look like a minor glitch in comparison.


24 posted on 08/07/2012 12:20:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: editor-surveyor
If you eat only real food, from life sources, it is impossible to become ill.

I'm pretty sure that many of the Ebola victims in Africa became sick after eating dead monkeys, infected with the virus. I'm also pretty sure anyone with the slightest medical knowledge would consider them "ill."

Your quack advice is not helpful.

25 posted on 08/07/2012 12:27:10 PM PDT by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: grumpygresh
Thanks Grumpy. One of the many great things about FR is that posts, like yours, invite one to explore recommended reading. I just ordered both “Cancer Ward” and “Gulag Archipelago” for a greater insight into the evil empire. I have not read Solzhenitsyn and look forward to doing so.
26 posted on 08/07/2012 12:29:29 PM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: grumpygresh

Thanks for the explanation!


27 posted on 08/07/2012 12:31:52 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: Magic Fingers

I want to avoid being forced onto medicare. I am being told I cannot avoid it and must not have SS if I want to avoid medicare.


28 posted on 08/07/2012 12:32:41 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: HangnJudge

Obamacare is the poison pill to bankrupt all of private medicine. How this system will be recapitalized is beyond me. Which is why I also think its the poison pill to kill our currently bankrupt country stone cold dead.
BHO’s intent from the beginning.


29 posted on 08/07/2012 12:38:54 PM PDT by schwingdoc
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To: Greysard

We all know that this will be resisted on a religious liberty basis. I don’t know how elaborate it is to ‘register’ as a Christian Scientist. Perhaps, Christian Scientists will make a killing selling memeberships to those wishing to join their group.
I have seen that a memebership in a so-called ‘Christian Ministry’ plan could qualify as an opt out.
The bottom line is that opting out of 0-care would probably result in an IRS audit which could be worse than buying the insurance in the first place.


30 posted on 08/07/2012 12:40:02 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: grumpygresh
I don’t know how elaborate it is to ‘register’ as a Christian Scientist. Perhaps, Christian Scientists will make a killing selling memeberships to those wishing to join their group.

As far as I know (I spent last 15 minutes reading on the Internet about that) the membership is free, and the yearly dues are "at least $1" - which was some money 100 years ago, I guess, but today you can collect $1 from the ground if you just walk around the block.

The biggest stumbling block for many would be in some incompatibility of Christian Science with other Christian denominations. I quickly read some critique; some of it is pretty harsh. The membership form requires you to break your ties with the other denomination.

If one wants to join CS and is not otherwise engaged she only needs to find two members to sign her application. Those members are supposed to ascertain applicant's beliefs. I do not know how hard it is to pass that test. I think anyone familiar with basics of Christianity would pass easily. You can't be expected to be an expert.

31 posted on 08/07/2012 1:12:03 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: mo

Come out of the Dhimmitude, join Islam ? /sarcasm


32 posted on 08/07/2012 1:32:10 PM PDT by veracious
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To: Chickensoup

I’m in the same boat.


33 posted on 08/07/2012 1:46:04 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: Lou L

Obviously you have a vastly different concept of real food than I.

Quack as you will.


34 posted on 08/07/2012 4:10:18 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: TigersEye

You may be right; we have no way to even guess what monsters will arise out of that kettle.


35 posted on 08/07/2012 4:12:52 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: PGR88

All I can say is this guy sounds like a loon. He lost me with the old “toxins” canard, then went babbling on about avoiding cell phones, and vaccinations.

How about we live in caves and die of infectious diseases that had just about been eradicated before people started the ridiculous and irresponsible war on vaccines?

If you want to live this way, be my guest, but I suggest you isolate your kids from anyone with pertussis.


36 posted on 08/07/2012 9:48:39 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Tzar
The polio vaccines used in the ‘50s caused hundreds of serious cases of polio, including many deaths, and continue to cause Guillion Barre to those vaccinated. I was fortunate in that I wasn't vaccinated. I have several friends whose lives were devastated by it.
38 posted on 08/08/2012 8:08:44 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: Tzar

The polio vaccines used in the ‘50s caused hundreds of serious cases of polio, including many deaths, and continue to cause Guillion Barre to those vaccinated.

I was fortunate in that I wasn’t vaccinated. I have several friends whose lives were devastated by it.


39 posted on 08/08/2012 8:09:12 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: Tzar

Whooping Cough is back in WA State, again due to the immigrant population.


41 posted on 08/08/2012 9:52:08 PM PDT by Eva (Eee)
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