Skip to comments.ABC News: Hey, This Doctor Shortage Could "Crash" Obamacare
Posted on 11/15/2012 8:43:01 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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what does a two-tiered system look like? I keep thinking about private and public schools....
Good point! Would YOU want to be Pelosi’s plastic surgeon? :-)
Meanwhile, 59 million Obama voters said “No more Doctors? That’s TERRIBLE! We need to do something to address this horrific iss.......wait, is that American Idol?”
You’re right, more or less private and public.
Many European countries have two tiered system, in the UK for example, people with means do not always use the NHS and may choose a private doctor, for some issues.
“Private health care has continued parallel to the NHS, paid for largely by private insurance: it is used by about 8% of the population, generally as an add-on to NHS services and mostly obtained through employer funded insurance schemes. This is a taxable benefit to the employee (i.e. the value is imputed by the tax authorities as income to the beneficiary). Because NHS services are so comprehensive, there are many areas where the private sector usually does not compete and private insurers almost always refuse to fund. Childbirth and perinatal services are good examples. Conversely, there are some areas where the NHS does not offer free treatment (cosmetic surgery for vanity purposes for example) and thus the private sector offers a pay-for-service alternative.”
It was always a deeply held secret (at least by the anti-doctor, anti-pharm establishment media) that many of these companies produced unprofitable drugs "pro bono"--but why continue to do this if you're constantly demonized, anyway?
Particularly ob-gyns, as there are so many female lawyers now who may be capable of reproducing.
Let 'em go out in the fields and squat when their time comes, like that Warren squaw in Mass.
Texas will have plentiful medical care for many years to come, thanks to the brilliant Gov Perry.
the doctors in my husband’s extended family have all indicated that they will close their practices as soon as they can. They’ve already stopped accepting new patients.
And, they said no way would they encourage their children going into medicine. Not here in the US at least...
There will not be a doctor shortage. Each doctor that leaves will be replaced with an affirmative action. The medical knowledge and expertese will drop to zero, but there will be no doctor shortage.
A mirror image of what my V.A. care is today...
No problem. We will just evaluate the members of the Department of Education and those that qualify will be sent to the appropriate Department of Vocational later training. When their training is completed, they will be assigned a medical facility for their occupational duties.
Our name is Equality 7-2521
“I suspect soon the medical profession will become like the military”
I really think it’ll be more like it was (maybe still is?) in Russia. Children will be given basic placement/IQ testing, then the government will decree the kid’s future, and they will be trained, groomed, and assigned a career. The way they handle athletes, etc.
10,000 Dr Mohammid from Pakistan will be right over as soon as Barry send the word.
I have an extended family member who is a Nursing Assistant (i.e. glorified bed pan emptier) at a local hospital. Her employer has been putting them all through training on HOW TO GIVE A ROUTINE PHYSICAL.
For what its worth.
Have you ever noticed that whatever they officially name a bill, it always does the opposite. It is if it is by design. lol
I have noticed that, and commented on it often.
Also, their stated goals. For example, they touted Fannie/Freddie policies to provide affordable housing for low income people. Results:
1. First housing costs soared(less affordable)
2. Financial crisis resulting in foreclosures and people losing their homes.
3. Home prices are now very affordable, but most people can’t get them due to no job, poor credit rating etc. Course wealthy people can snap them up easy.
2cnd example: Buffet Rule to ask the wealthy like Buffet to pay a little more. Likely result:
1. Probably won’t impact Buffet’s income tax paid to any material amount.
2. Buffet keeps his salary comparatively low: $100 thousand salary, and $75 thousand for director fees. (less than $200 thousand).
3. A lot of his expenses are paid by the company: Corporate Jet travel etc. and other than that he lives frugally in a modest home.
4. Taxing his net worth might work, but there is no way that’s happening.
I don’t know they are doing pretty well with me right now.
That is so true also! Irks me to no end.
RE: the doctors in my husbands extended family have all indicated that they will close their practices as soon as they can.
So, what are they going to do next? They still got bills to pay you know...
Didn’t mean to insult veterinarians. Was just using a similar field where there is a substantial difference in pay for somewhat similar care.
You mean lower them further... Remember the affirmative action case that eventually went to the SCOTUS, the Bakke (sp?) case, where a more qualified white guy didn't get admission to a medical school, even though he was more than qualified. Instead, a far less qualified black guy was admitted in his place. Some years later, IIRC, the so called "affirmative action doctor" killed someone, and after quite a few complaints and lawsuits, has since lost his medical license.
Because people smart enough to do the financial math, are smart enough to avoid the nightmare entirely.
Those who aren't, probably aren't smart enough to become decent docs.