Doctor tells patients he will quit if President Obama is re-elected - page 2

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    Quote from StephaAnn
    I know there will be nurses who lose their jobs at our hospital if it never gets repealed. They are already preparing by laying off ancillary staff (Physical therapists, phlebotomists, housekeepers). And our hospital is actually one of the more financially conservative in the area.. I would hate to see what will be happening at the others.
    And I know of many health care workers who lost their jobs back in 2008 and 2009 during the Bush Administration. And I know of many more nurses who haven't been able to get jobs in recent years due to the recession caused by the Republican Administration.

    Yes ... we all know people who have lost jobs and/or will lose jobs because of our current economic mess. But to blame it all on "Obamacare" is ridiculous.
    tewdles, HazelLPN, shogans01, and 14 others like this.
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    I frequently hear this from a doc at his early AM rounds:

    "Dr. X, you're seeing Mr. Smith in 1601?"

    "No, only every other pt. It's part of the new healthcare reform."

    Or sometimes he says "only even numbered rooms", etc. His response varies, lol
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    Doesn't anybody else here think it's grossly unprofessional for a physician to say this sort of thing, even if in jest but especially if dead serious, to a patient?
    tewdles, HazelLPN, shogans01, and 20 others like this.
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    I'm so sick of people blaming "Obamacare" on the realities of a crappy economy. Obamacare hasn't even kicked in yet, for the most part. He's trying to intimidate his patients and it's childish and completely unprofessional. Not to mention that it's also disingenuous, since Romney wouldn't be able to get rid of the law.
    tewdles, HazelLPN, shogans01, and 15 others like this.
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    Thank you, myelin, and others. EVERYTHING in healthcare that is happening now is due to what was decided in previous administrations. 'Obamacare' for the most part doesn't really start 'til 2014.

    And Obamacare is very similar to what was enacted by ROMNEY when he was a governor.

    I am so tired of this debacle. I am annoyed by the people who think that the clampdown in healthcare that is happening now has anything to do with Obama. It was mostly enacted in the Bush years.

    And what does that Doctor plan on doing?
    tewdles, HazelLPN, shogans01, and 11 others like this.
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    Quote from GrnTea
    Doesn't anybody else here think it's grossly unprofessional for a physician to say this sort of thing, even if in jest but especially if dead serious, to a patient?
    thank you, that's my point.

    A lot of businessmen don't agree with Obama policies but they don't use scare tactics on their clients.
    tewdles, HazelLPN, shogans01, and 2 others like this.
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    Since doctors have a lot to do with the cost of health care because of their fee-for-service model I'm not too stressed about their needs. The AMA has consistently used their power and money to lobby hard against any kind of health care reform since the 20s. They should be looking for ways to improve the system rather than fight to keep the status quo. Things are going to be changing one way or another.
    tewdles and xoemmylouox like this.
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    Last year our doctor we have had for 23 years gave us the same speech and then said he is converting to concierge/boutique/retainer medicine. He will only have 400 patients and strive for health care rather than care of the sick. The fee? $1,500 a year-for each of us. So many of his patients left that now it is almost impossible for us to find another doctor. Most of the remainer of soctors no longer take Medicare, even if you have a medigap that will end up paying 100%.

    We both are on Medicare and have Social security as our income. That comes to 2 month's income to pay the concierge fee. Medicare already takes $95 out of the SS check. I am horrified we will have to accept whatever is left. I hardly ever go to the doctor, but my husband has so many health problems he's there abouttwice or 3 times a month.

    Anyone have a solution? O'Care is not an option because you still have to find a doctor.
    azhiker96 and VivaLasViejas like this.
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    They need to stop cutting the medicare reimbursement.

    The reason doctors don't want to take medicare is because the reimbursement is so low.

    They need to increase it instead of cutting it.
    tewdles, msn10, vintagemother, and 2 others like this.
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    Quote from myelin
    I'm so sick of people blaming "Obamacare" on the realities of a crappy economy. Obamacare hasn't even kicked in yet, for the most part. He's trying to intimidate his patients and it's childish and completely unprofessional. Not to mention that it's also disingenuous, since Romney wouldn't be able to get rid of the law.
    And Obamacare is actually Romneycare. But of course, we aren't supposed to mention that little fact.
    tewdles, HazelLPN, shogans01, and 4 others like this.


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