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Whitebeard Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 1:33 PM
Nut: You do not have a "right" to my labor. I will not be your slave. I will, instead, retire from the practice of medicine...as will many other doctors. Get it? Ever hear of the law of unintended consequences?
UTDave Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 4:39 PM
The trouble with the Medical industry are touchy feely "mecical care is a right" people who have decided that this service should be exempt from the natural laws of market-driven economics. I dont want a lousy doctor just because he cares about me as a person. When I go to the doctor, I am looking to pay someone to perform a service. When you go to a car mechanic, do you try to find a good mechanic who can fix your car or a mechanic who cares about your car? This is just political correct garbage.

If someone claims medical care is a right and you as a doctor must provide that care at a cost set by someone other than the provider, then that doctor IS a slave. I Not a slave in the traditional plantation sense but a slave nonetheless.
MikefromDE Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 4:26 PM
Strange: Must it always be a “war”? Depending on which aspects you emphasize, the demise of the “Family doctors” was well underway during the deregulation period of the early 80’s. The rise of specialty operations predates that though and has little to do with deregulation. Others might argue that the rise of HMOs were the real culprits. But however you look at it, in this case it’s the same. You are clutching at just another thing to throw at Obama. His healthcare program (which I oppose) was a campaign promise he made in 2008. It is no surprise to his supporters or the nation as a whole.
stangerinmyownland Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 3:56 PM
I understand the economics of small practice medicine. I can't believe this country has declared war on family doctors, but we did.
MikefromDE Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 3:51 PM
Becca: Yes, I actually did for 20 years as a Catholic Social Worker; but I don’t expect people to do the same nor do I think it is bad to do well for yourself. But for a fact, Whitebeard will not be poor. It is the rare doctor who is despite the cost of education. For a comparison, ask a veterinarian.
Becca in TX Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 2:55 PM
Mike-Do you do your job strictly to "help people"? Do you take the paycheck? Did you go to school for 8-12 years before you could start earning a living?
MikefromDE Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 2:52 PM
Becca: Unlike Canada or England, the law does not tell doctors what they can charge; but all insurance companies, even before Obama care tell doctors what they will pay.
MikefromDE Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 2:52 PM
brs: I don’t think I’m that dim and I actually voted for Romney. For that matter, I haven’t voted for a democrat since Cater. But despite your hyperbole, you failed to answer the questions. The law does not tell Whitebeard who to treat and what to charge; so there is not violation of his fruits. Furthermore, the law does not force him to work in any way; so there is no slavery. Clearly, your irrational thinking helps to jeopardize the future of conservatism.
Becca in TX Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 2:42 PM
Mike-Have you looked at the cost of medical school? Do you know how many doctors have come here from Canada because they can't make a decent living there? Do you really think the government should be telling doctors how much they can charge and what they can do? Do you want the government running your business?
Becca in TX Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 2:42 PM
Mike-Have you looked at the cost of medical school? Do you know how many doctors have come here from Canada because they can't make a decent living there? Do you really think the government should be telling doctors how much they can charge and what they can do? Do you want the government running your business?
brs Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 2:37 PM
Are you really that dim... of course you are you voted for Obama and think Obamacare is an improvement. "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" is all about the absolute right of man to live free and retain the fruits of his labor... you must be the product of the seriously flawed education sytems. MEDICARE/aid rejsects more claims than any other insurance agency on a percentage basis, but you probably don;t realize why that is important, plust 0 cut what $700B out of it to fund 0care. Incidently the public doesn;t even know what's in it , the law was purposely retraded prior to the election.... hmm why. Why wasn;lt the DNC running on ocare this election? Why are the unions exempted on the cadillac penalties? Your heart?
MikefromDE Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 2:19 PM
White: Maybe that’s for the best. I’ve always been leery of doctors who were in it for any reason other than to help people. But I honestly do wonder in what way you will be a slave and how anyone is claiming the “right” to your labor?
Wednesday wasn’t “good morning” in the GOP. President Obama won a second term. Republicans deserve the shellacking we got because the party of Lincoln is running candidates in 2012 like it’s 1860. Old white men just don’t cut it anymore and are not reflective of the changing demographics of the country. America is browning up not whitening up, as evidenced by the US Census findings that minorities will make up 54% of the population by the year 2050.

Americans didn’t buy what the Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was selling because he was the wrong messenger for a growing ethnically...