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Healthcare and Politics Do Not Mix

sbrown Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 10:07 AM
Everything Dr. Scherz said is spot on. I am relieved to live and practice in North Carolina which is not expanding Medicaid. My practice is currently 70% medicaid. Although expanding Medicaid enrollment might in theory increase the number of patients I care for, this would absolutely have to come with reduced payment for my professional services otherwise the books would never balance. If you lose money every time you see a patient, you can't make it up on volume.
Beethovens10th Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 12:22 PM
You also have to adopt the new fuzzy liberal math of liberalism to make this monstrosity work. In other words, 3 - 4 = 5

Make no mistake about it- the Obama administration’s Medicaid expansion plan at the state level is not about providing healthcare insurance coverage to those who do not currently have it, and it certainly has nothing to do with compassion. It is about control and dependency. It is about expanding the rolls of Americans who rely on government subsidized healthcare. It is about moving forward with the Affordable Care Act which will ultimately touch every American but will be controlled from Washington DC.

The timing of this Medicaid expansion is curious. 33 Governors had decided not to set up the...