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The Doctor Won't See You Now. He's Clocked Out
Wall Street Journal ^ | March 14, 2013 | SCOTT GOTTLIEB

Posted on 03/16/2013 9:12:16 PM PDT by Innovative

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To: Innovative

Let’s get the numbers right.

Since as many as 70% of doctors surveyed have said they will QUIT the profession...
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50% of 30% means that only 15% of the current doctors will be hospital employees.

NO ONE will be seeing a doctor by 5 years from now.


51 posted on 03/17/2013 8:35:45 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: FreedomStar3028

My Vet responds faster for my horses....


52 posted on 03/17/2013 8:37:49 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Innovative

Doctors wouldn’t, or didn’t, get involved in fighting Obamacare back when it was being pushed by the Dems. I wondered why then....still don’t know why they don’t speak up.


53 posted on 03/17/2013 8:42:45 AM PDT by jch10 (Hey GOP! Only Conservatives get my vote.)
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To: TigersEye
get tens of thousands of dollars in debt

Average completed medical-student debt now is 250-300k.

54 posted on 03/17/2013 8:51:06 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: neocon1984

Doctors fleeing to private concierge / indemnity-only practices are in for rude shock. Obamacare rules are very hard on indemnity insurance, its viability is questionable. Moreover, the minute that capacity becomes strained or people start to perceive a two-class system, expect that Obamacare or its successors will adopt to an all-or-none principle — accept government set rates (possibility including expanded Medicaid or even Medicare too) from all patients as payment in full - or be ineligible to accept any government-covered or -subsidized patients at all, maybe even be denied privileges at any hospital that accepts them for any patients.


55 posted on 03/17/2013 10:48:05 AM PDT by only1percent
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To: Vinnie

That is scary. It further confirms my gut feeling about what is going to happen though. Everyone will have health insurance (theoretically) but no one will be able to see a doctor. (reality)


56 posted on 03/17/2013 1:31:44 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: steve86

That sounds right. I would have had to guess and I didn’t want to exaggerate.


57 posted on 03/17/2013 1:34:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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