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ABC News: Hey, This Doctor Shortage Could "Crash" Obamacare

Lola Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:26 PM
The whole point, of course, is to crash the system. That way they can say an emergency solution is required, and they can do whatever they want, which is, and always has been, to establish a single payer system, where the government handles all health care. Its working great in England, where a committee decides if some else's life is worth the expense of medical treatment.
Noel35 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:32 PM
Of course! There is NO WAY Obummercare can work. And I disagree slightly with the above article. Not only will there be a shortage of PCP's, but I think we'll see a decline in Med School entrants in general going forward. Not to mention the scores of doctors who will choose to retire and no longer practice medicine. Why WOULD anyone go to Med School now? For what? To aspire to be a mid-level manager in some healthcare organization that will hardly pay their doctors? Then, eventually the govt. plan becomes the only plan left, and who wants to practice medicine under that? Leftists are such idiots!
rauljg69 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:31 PM
"here a committee decides if some else's life is worth the expense of medical treatment.'

The private market has the same thing on individual committees in each individual private insurance company..but their incentive...PROFIT. Money is the deciding factor. That's acceptable though
Lola Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:48 PM
Which is why medical savings accounts are a better option. The main reason healthcare is so expensive is that the consumer does not pay the bills, a third party does. It is in the interests of the insurance companies to keep medical costs high, so that the products they sell are necessities.

Ultimately, it should be up to the patient to decide what medical care he wants. That means the patient has to be responsible for making the decisions that allow him the freedom to make those decisions, which includes not voting for people who will take those freedoms away.
rauljg69 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 1:05 PM
You obviously have not used a medical savings account. Just how do you figure out how much a doctor gets paid or charges..wahts reasonable? or how much a prescription actually costs, or how much the urgent care center charges, the doctors in the urgent care center etc. And you will predict how much money on an annual basis to put into the account...I have a family of 6 who knows what may come up during the year. Please.
Kali_Fred Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 1:10 PM
head on back to cuba, butt boy.
Lola Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 2:01 PM
Costs are determined by the free market. People, when they have to pay their own bills, shop around for the best service at the best price. A medical savings account would let you save for expenses, rather than pay huge insurance premiums. You could buy a less expensive policy that covers major expenses, but not routine appointments or meds. Over the years, you save more and more, and need less and less insurance.

Oh, it also serves as an incentive to stay healthy. You libs are always talking about how horrible it is that obesity and its co-morbidities are on the rise. Well, if people had to shell out their own money for the knee braces and insulin, they might not eat so many cookies.

Just in case the unaffordable price tag and rising costs don't quite do the trick, America's spiraling dearth of doctors will contribute heavily to the collapse of our re-engineered health care system, according to a new study:
 

The United States will require at least 52,000 more family doctors in the year 2025 to keep up with the growing and increasingly older U.S. population, a new study found. The predictions also reflect the passage of the Affordable Care Act -- a change that will expand health insurance coverage to an additional 38 million Americans. "The health care...