Obamacare, what could go wrong? - page 8
"Let me get this straight . . . We're going to be "gifted" with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don't, which purportedly covers at least ten million more people,... Read More
Jul 2, '12I am nervous, curious, hopeful, excited, and scared all in one. IT IS NEW. New ideas and projects can be scarey, I acknowledge it. I also acknowledge that change is GOOD, even if it ultimately fails. We can learn from the failures and move on with the lessons we have learned.
I agree with a previous poster. Patients will not suddenly fall from the sky. The same stubborn person who never sees the doctor until their limb turns green will always have a place in our health care system. I mean this tongue in cheek, but it is true to some extent. The same people who hate going to the doctor will not suddenly be zombie brainwashed into swarming the physician offices and hospitals for procedures, they will carry on as usual. The people who have been using the ER as their PCP will have other options.
Everyone is in the 'pool', which is a needed piece if the pie in keeping costs minimal.
We really need malpractice reform. We really need to reform the public opinion that every procedure will have a great outcome.
Poor outcomes can occur if a physician does everything 100% correctly, by the book, no mistakes. YET, he is sued for this outcome. Even though we sign papers stating risks, people sue. This needs to stop. If you have a 50% chance of being paralyzed from a surgery, and the outcome is ultimately paralysis, it sucks, but the physician did not necessarily do anything negligent.
We need change ALL around.