I was at a party with a bunch of Doctors last night....

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    Ranging from those who are starting on July 1st (like me) to those who have practiced for a few years to those that have practiced for a decade.

    All anyone could talk about was ACA and it wasn't good.

    The more experienced doctors were already making plans to leave medicine. I heard comments along the line of "this is the end of medicine." "The system is going to implode." "You will basically be working for peanuts in an environment that is going to be rife with litigation and no shields." "Your only hope is for Romney to win and get rid of this monstrosity, otherwise you should leave now."

    Actually, I didn't hear any of this. I didn't hear anything good or bad about the ACA. Most people seemed unconcerned.

    I believe they are unconcerned because no one knows what the true effect* of ACA is going to be. I had a good laugh at my local conservative talker guy trying to articulate what he thought this would do to patient care. He sounded like an idiot, because the things he was saying made absolutely no sense to someone familiar with patient care.

    ACA could indeed be disastrous policy. It could also be great policy. I just don't know. And I don't think you, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, or Ed Schultz do either.

    *Meaning the effect on health care delivery in this country and not the effect on individual tax payers in regard to cost.
     
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    83% of doctors said they would seriously consider leaving medicine.
     
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    Link?
     
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    SS & Medicare are a disaster... this will be better?

    Yeah, right.

    :lol:
     
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    Must have taken a doctor to pull something like that out of your ass, ask him how he feels about it.
     
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    Are you too friggin' lazy to find the link yourself, or are you just afraid of the TRUTH.
     
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    "Self Pay" is a disaster. Do you know why your CT costs $900? Because all the "Self Pay" people who pay $0 for their CTs.
     
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    Here is an informative article on how and why things are bound to be effected...


     
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    AS with most people YOU have NO idea how health finances work but I do as I started a company that everyday helps at least 10,000 times a DAY health care providers know if they will be paid by Medicare! So I have access that YOU and many others don't!

    The FACT is Obamacare was a tax but if Obamacare had been HONESTLY presented to the 6 votes JUST 6 that it passed by, IT would NOT have passed because most of the people that voted YES DIDN"T understand there were 21 NEW taxes being raised in Obamacare!
    If they knew that some of the YES votes would have been NO!

    The FACT that Obamacare will as Obama wants DESTROY 1,400 health insurance companies over time. Putting 400,000 people out of work AND eliminating over $100 billion a year in Federal/State/Local and property taxes!
    Where will that $100 billion come from?

    Finally MOST of those people that voted yes and I know YOU for sure think there were 50 million "uninsured"... THERE ARE NOT!!!
    10 million are not citizens says the Census Bureau!
    14 million are covered by Medicaid but said they were not and they are counted!
    Finally now 17.5 million that for the majority NeVER added ONE cent to the $60 billion in
    what hospitals call "uncompensated" services!
    YET these people were counted.
    So truly less then 8 million are in need of insurance... AND everyone of those doctors would agree.. One of the reason health insurance has increased more is the $600 billion a year in duplicate tests, specialist referrals anything these doctors do to protect their butts from lawsuits!
    Tell you what you ask everyone of those doctors if they would favor a 10% tax on lawyers as Obamacare taxed tanning salons and the $10 billion of lawyers $100 billion income would have provided insurance for the truly UNINSURED!
    They would love it!
     
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    Feel better?

    I have some idea of how "health finances" work. I am probably one of the few posters on here that knows how the ICD 9 system works.....

    The nice thing about being a physician is that I don't have to question my utility in the patient-care loop.

    I can certainly imagine that some of the more tangential personnel, middle men, and ancillary people (Insurance) are sweating right now.
     

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