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Obamacare may be around, but will your doctor?

usawidofret Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 9:00 AM
My own doctor that has been our family doctor for 25 years has already closed his practice and is now employed by a hospital. He says that Obama Care is going to destroy the medical profession in this country and that we will all realize it when it fully takes affect.
LA-Steve Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 5:20 PM
Once doctors leave the system they are unlikely to come back.
Ann Anon Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 10:11 AM

Over dinner with an anesthesiologist friend, we discussed his new job -specifically his "on call" schedule. He explained that he needed to get one of his partners to take his next day on call, but that it shouldn't be a problem. In fact, he said that his partners vie for these call days. I was perplexed because this had not been my experience, so I asked him to elaborate. He said that the doctors in his group get paid according to how much they work, so they compete for extra call days.

In his former group, everyone was paid the...