Doctor tells patients he will quit if President Obama is re-elected - page 2
Doctors are throwing tantrums now.... Read More
- 17Sep 21, '12 by llg GuideQuote from StephaAnnAnd 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by the Republican Administration.I know there will be nurses who lose their jobs at our hospital if it never gets repealed.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.
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.
- 18Sep 21, '12 by myelinI'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.
- 14Sep 21, '12 by merleeThank 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?
- 5Sep 21, '12 by chicarnQuote from GrnTeathank you, that's my point.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?
A lot of businessmen don't agree with Obama policies but they don't use scare tactics on their clients.
- 2Sep 21, '12 by nurse2033Since 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.
- 2Sep 21, '12 by P_RN Senior ModeratorLast 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.
- 7Sep 21, '12 by PoochiewoochieQuote from myelinAnd Obamacare is actually Romneycare. But of course, we aren't supposed to mention that little fact.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.