If Obama wants to punish Putin, all he has to do is force Obamacare on Russia!
@Mountanman - Russia provides universal healthcare coverage for all their
citizens. Just a FYI.
gallthat's why so many americans are flocking to russia as they are
known for their high quality of care. just a FYI.
mcdugal. Yep healthcare in Russia is free, if you can get it!
@Mountanman - Scarcity of healthcare resources is a serious issues across the
globe, regardless of healthcare payment and delivery models.
Not any more in America, we got Obamacare! lol
@Mountanman - ACA helps address some of the funding equity issues while
expanding access to those who went without insurance but did little to address
the systemic issues. Overall, the healthcare system is too focused on treatment
rather than prevention, which is fundamentally more expensive.
For the uninitiated, medical care in Russia is very low in both quality and
quantity. Seeing a doctor or obtaining other medical care most often involves a
bribe. Describing health care in Russia as "free" depends on what one
casual observer. We will live to see healthcare in America degrade to the same
point as you have described. According to polls, nearly 50% of American doctors
say they will opt out of Obamacare because of the loads of paperwork and
ridiculous government restrictions on what they can provide, to whom they can
provide it and how they can provide healthcare. The other 50% (if that happens)
will be forced to ration their services because they will have no other option!
You will likely be seeing a nurse practitioner or a physician's assistant
far more than you will a M.D. "With Obamacare broadening the number of
insured Americans, physician assistants and registered nurses will play a
greater role in treating routine illnesses, giving doctors more time to focus on
"really important cases," said one of the architects of the
president's health-care law. "We're going to shift what doctors do
to the high end, where they are really valuable," explained Ezekiel Emanuel,
M.D., former special advisor on health policy to President Barack Obama and
author of the new book "Reinventing American Health Care."