I will take, “guess who was right about Death Panels” for 100 Alex.
When Reagan was president, we had the Thompson Twins everywhere. It was a better time.
Earlier this week I asked my Internist if they [Internal Medicine Clinic] were expecting any major changes when Obamacare starts.
He replied that they were ‘just waiting to see what they get hit with.’
I suspect a lot of small medical practices are waiting. The impact may not be felt for months — as those small practices get hit with new regulations and reporting requirements, etc.
I was going to have a five-month wait to again see a specialist ARNP. Then it turned out the receptionist made a mistake and the five months was for new patients. So now it is six weeks for me, which is a whole lot better but I wish it could be tomorrow. There are no covered physicians in the specialty anywhere in this area so an ARNP it is.
And is the Cali government selecting which doctors and hospitals will be available? Did they access some IRS files to see the political donations and voting records(?) of said doctors and hospitals to decided who would be allowed access to the ZeroCare $$?
I think the next two months will see civil unrest in the streets as the cold slap of ObamaCare hits those with private healthcare plans at last.
OK, maybe not rioting, but tons of screaming and moaning from those who were heretofore Obama’s Imperial Loyalists.
Doctor Who is no longer a show, it is a Response when go to the hospital and ask for one...
“I’d like a doctor to treat this wound”
I’ve said this over and over, but there are huge opportunities in this mess. Insurance companies have already opted out of the exchanges, so they will continue to offer policies that don’t match 0bamacare’s requirements, leaving their customers to pay a tax for the “right” to have the health insurance of their choice.
On the other hand, I’m certain there will be some doctors who refuse to see 0bamacare patients (just as some refuse Medicare now). Unlike Hillarycare, there is no penalty for a doctor seeing a patient outside of the government system.
If nothing else, there will be a million clinics along the border serving the needs of those who are within traveling distance.
Opportunities abound, folks.
Better dust off your old Red Cross manual to heel they self.
No one could have seen this coming, no one.
Well, except for people smart enough to have read about socialism in history books.
preventative medicine is key. be proactive. don’t take stupid’risks.
Just like in every other country with socialized medicine.
Didn't see that one coming.
Snailmail, email and call your Representative and Senators and tell them to remove funding for Obamacare from the coming Continuing Resolution.
Do this even if one or both are RATS. Now is the time to make a resounding impression.
Excuse me a second. I think that is my free Obamaphone ringing again to let me know my free EBT Card has been refilled, or my free Section 8 Housing voucher is ready for pickup, along with my free public transportation passes, and my new free Medicaid ID. They say it won't be necessary for voting, though, so those wonderful people running the country up at Obama's Stash are keeping things very simple for us.
America! Is this a great country, or what!!??
When the state owned press reports that everything is wonderful individuals will think “I must be the only one who’s unhappy.”
Many of the best doctors are approaching retirement age.