Why ObamaCare has doctors depressed and discouraged

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    Wednesday night the first presidential debate will take place in Denver. The focus will be on domestic policy. But it’s a safe bet, while you’ll likely hear about ObamaCare, you won’t hear about the doctors on the front lines of medicine in the United States today. President Obama has said he likes the term ObamaCare because it signifies that "Obama cares," but if he does, why has he failed to consider life here in the medical trenches, where me and my fellow physicians are discouraged and concerned about how we will care for you and your family in this brave new world of health insurance expansion.

    You may remember the famous ad that took aim at Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan (now the GOP’s vice presidential nominee) and his proposed privatizing of Medicare -- that showed the congressman pushing an elderly woman off a cliff. The hard truth is that it is we doctors who are going off the cliff, not granny.

    President Obama and Congress should have checked with the country’s physicians before passing a law that relies on our efforts to handle


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    expects us to believe its "depressing" to have 44 million new customers.
     
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    How many patients do you expect each physician to be responsible for?
     
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    Over the past two years I’ve taken my own informal survey as have my patients and patients all across the country. Doctors everywhere are complaining. We are overburdened, underpaid, ill equipped to handle what we already have on our plates let alone the expected expansion under ObamaCare. Technology provides us with more complex tests and treatments that we are paid less for administering to an increasing volume of patients

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    And this is news?

    Well hey, I took an informal survey over the past couple years, found out people who watch FOX NEws are retarded.
     
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    However many he wants to treat and that want to be treated by him. What kind of stupid question is that?
     
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    interesting...but lets c it by another perspective.
    I mean, don't you think that Obama is a politician. He lead a life full of new things and logics.
    doctors are not compatible. So, it hard to understand him. :D
     
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    Too much unnecessary criticism of Obama care in my opinion.
     
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    Its not a stupid question, its the most important question. Wouldn't you want to spend as much time as possible with your physician? With current billing issues between insurance reimbursements and getting money from medicaid it is a constant struggle for primary care physicians to make enough money to cover costs. So then docs have to take on more patients, spend less time with each, have increasing amounts of stress, being on call, etc. Primary care is not the most lucrative of fields in medicine and without competition how can you expect to get the best doctor you can have? The competition of insurances to have doctors accept their insurance ultimately ends out better for the patient, because if the government supplies the only source of reimbursement to the physician what would keep them from dictating exactly what tests or admissions the patient should or should not have?
     
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    The doctors have pills for that.
     

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