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Published: Sunday, June 23 2013 12:18 p.m. MDT

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UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

Its about supply and demand. There was an underserved market, bared from participation because of cost, that now will be able to use services we all use. No doubt there will be growing pains, but as we move the care of lower or no income patients from the emergency room door for primary care, to the doctors office from primary care, the system will rebalance.

We currently have over staffed emergency rooms to handle non-emergency, non-paying care. That situation was unhealthy for the medical industry, as well as the patience. At the same time, a lot of this is the result of the corporatization of medical delivery now. Small medical practices can't compete with the larger health care systems. The concept of a family doctor in a cute little office is all but dead, or dying.

So changes are coming. With our without Obamacare.

DN Subscriber 2
SLC, UT

Obamacare is a disease to be eradicated, not a cure for anything.

Obama and his cronies totally ignored the basic rule of medicine- "First, do no harm."

Obamacare does nothing to provide more care, or make it more affordable, regardless of what they might claim.

It adds 20,000 IRS agents to enforce a demand that everyone buy a product even if they do not want to.

But, it does absolutely NOTHING to train or hire a single new doctor, nurse or aide. Even worse, it is forcing many primary care providers out of business due to the artificially low reimbursement rates (below the cost of providing care) and the administrative burdens imposed.

Feeling any better?

SCfan
clearfield, UT

Yes, DN Subscriber, the money used by the government being spent to fund IRS agents would be much better used for the medical industry itself. Big government will do to the U.S. health care system what big government has done to a lot of other countries health care systems. Namely, give everyone limited and medicore health care. And the older you get, the less you will get. Unless of course you are lucky enough to have the real Obamacare program, which is if you are rich and priviliged and can afford any and all medical care, you get it. No waiting in line and waiting for approvals for care from Washington D.C. "as the secretary shall determine..." What a Royal Pain this will be. For the priviliged that is.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

blue devil,
did you mean "patients" as in plural of "patient"; as opposed to patience, which is something you exercise with small children?

Obamacare will take what was wrong with our healthcare system and make it worse.

the old switcharoo
mesa, AZ

Classy, Lost.

We just can't have all the riff raff in front of us at the Dr's office can we?

We can spend trillions liberating Iraq's oil but not for medical school scholarships. You've made your priorities and now we live and die with it.

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