Published: Tuesday, April 9 2013 6:00 a.m. MDT
Don't blame me, I voted for Mitt Romney! I absolutely knew this was going
to happen and its only going to get worse!
Regulations, ambulance chasing lawyers, Obama Care.... I don't know why
anyone would want to sacrifice 12 to 16 years of their lives to be doctors. My
hats off to them.Get rid of burdensom regulations as well as tort
reform to corral the ambulance chasers and things might change.
Stop worrying. Barack Obama said, if you like your doctor, you can keep him.
So it's been brewing for years, long before Obamacare. A set of cardiology
tests I had last year cost over $20,000, and doctors who are over the age of 55
now are expected to retire early by retiring in the next 10 to 15 years. Sorry
sir this just doesn't add up. Just another ideological hack piece. Mitt Rommney would have done what..continue to pay medicare
reimbursments at their current rates, while saving the system from bankruptcy?
Again it didn't add up and a majority of the nation knew it.
@ Pragmatistferlife. Mitt Romney would have repealed Obamacare and not
transferred $750 billion out of Medicare to waste on Obamacare! Imagine that!
Right, Nate, but you can't keep him if he retires!!
I fear for the coming health care debacle! Knowing what is going on with health
exchanges in one of the eastern states the corruption in trying to implement it
is terrible, contract are being awarded to relatives who have no experience in
the subject of the contract awarded to them. And the Dr's who spent 15 +
years of their lives becoming expert in saving lives are being written off as if
they never completed kindergarden. Do we have kings and princes
ruling over us? Why won't congress and the white house sign on and
participate in the same health care system they put in place for us? We should
demand that they must participate and just maybe they will get rid of it!
Rationing? Deathe panels?BO SAID they would not happen, but when
there is not enough supply, rationing in some form or another has to occur.pragmatist,it may have been brewing, but it never boiled over
until BO and the dems rammed Obamacare down our throats through back-room
negotiations, bribery, and skullduggery.. And the majority of the nation did
not reject Romney's business acumen - polls showed more trusted him with
the economy than they did BO; they just bought into BO's class warfare and
@ pragmatistferlife- Why the hatred for doctors "retiring early" at
ages 65-70? They are not slaves to be chained to a medicare cubicle for life,
and age 65-70 is pretty much the high side of retirement age nowadays.This piece hits at one (of many) core weaknesses of Obamacare. It does
nothing to increase the availability of medical care, but only meddles with the
cost side using the failed notions of price controls or the unhealthy
prescription of "bureaucrats know better than doctors," and as a last
resort will implement the accurately named "death panels" to ration the
dwindling amount of care to chosen beneficiaries.Obamacare fails to
tackle the obscene abuses of the tort industry (who make more and retire earlier
than doctors), or to increase the number of health care providers with
incentives for more people to undertake the arduous challenge of becoming
physicians, or increase the number of medical or nursing schools. Or, allowing
free market competition where people can choose the insurance they desire
(different for a healthy 20 year old single male than a 50 year old mother of
6).Obamacare will be the death of us all.
Liberals are victims of ideology and not students of reality. Because of that
articles like this one are appearing all over the country. Magaret
Thatcher was right, the problem with socialism (and that's exactly what
Obama believes and is motivated by i.e. gun control, healthcare control, share
the wealth, higher taxes, bank control)is that eventually you run out of others
What would you expect from a bill that had zero doctors involved in its writing?
There are two doctors in the US Senate and eighteen in the House. All
Republican. No Republican was permitted to see the bill before the Senate voted
on it. The House was not permitted to change one iota in the bill.This was all about politics and had nothing to do with Health Care.Obama Care also banned every conservative solution to our nations health care
problems. They don't want real, market based solutions. You can't
impose socialized medicine on the American people unless there is a problem so
you can't allow any real solutions.
So this is what passes for journalism these days? More like something we would
expect from a high school debate – full of non-sequiturs and hysteria.First – the Medicare reimbursement scare is a red herring. A quick
look at the prevalence of thriving hospitals and clinics in Florida exposes this
claim for what it is.Second – what does this statement have to
do with anything (other than to show that Medical Schools, licensed by the AMA,
have had a stranglehold on the supply of doctors for decades and now it is
biting us in the backside)?"One out of three practicing
physicians in the United States is over the age of 55, and many of them are
expected to retire in the next 10 or 15 years.”Doctors want to
start enjoying their golden years somewhere between 65-70? And in other news,
scientists suggest that the Earth is spherical in shape. One fact
simply torpedoes the entire premise of this article – doctors in the U.S.
have higher incomes than their international peers, which is why doctors from
other countries continue to try and emigrate in droves.
No problem, we can always follow Europes lead and import our Doctors and nurses
from India and the Philipines.
Is it just me, or are the doctors retiring because they're of retirement
@KDave"No problem, we can always follow Europes lead and import
our Doctors and nurses from India and the Philipines."Ha, what
do you mean follow their lead? You do it already!!!
Mountainman..that's exactly the point..Rommney would have done nothing to
prevent the rising costs of medicare, and it's not pulling out
700billion..that's a Fox new analysis, it's 700 billion in savings,
most of which has little to do with doctors. DN subscriber..why the
hatred for doctors retiring early..are you kidding..Hutterite said it best..65
to 70 is not retiring early, their simply going to retire when they are suppose
to. Lost in DC it didn't boil over until
Obamacare..that's the best one yet. Where have you been for the past 40
years. Let me use my old tired example. My yougest daughter cost us $400 when
she was born. The child she had last year cost $10,000 with no
complications..and that's Obamacars fault?
In Obama's first four years, --thirteen thousand new regulations were
added---USA TodayHmm? Regulations are like speed bumps on a
highway, and just slows things down. You see it in education, medicine, travel,
starting businesses, gun ownership, banking, medicare,etc.What kind
of transformation is our country experiencing?
Maybe we should increase doctors salaries and create the worlds most expensive
system so they could have two country club memberships. Or we could bring down
costs and lower the deficit.
From the article title:"As Affordable Care Act kicks in, doctors face
early retirement, bankruptcy"The author makes a thinly veiled
attempt to tie ACA to the retirement and bankruptcy figures of doctors. In
doing so, all the regular right wingers jump on board to tout how correct they
were, and that this article proves it.However, the title, and the
article are both fabrications by the author. Anyone who bothers to actually
read the survey results would see that.In fact, the first point made
in the executive summary on page one of the report states:"The
performance of the U.S. health care system is suboptimal, but the Affordable
Care Act (ACA) is a good start to addressing issues of access and cost."
The survey numbers posted later in the report reinforce this.Leave
it to DN to publish an article claiming the exact opposite of the actual events,
and leave it to the normal crowd of lemmings to follow the story over the edge
without bothering to actually read it.
Great news. Maybe market forces will actually correct this industry
long-insulated from real market forces. There will be pain in the
correction, but if in the end prices come down and maybe insurance companies
stop shielding providers and consumers from the actual cost of care then
everyone will benefit.Unfortunately, I don't see that happening
as a side effect of with a government program, it will only add another layer of
inefficiency and cost. But I predict that one day doctors will provide care to
patients and patients will pay for the care. That will lead to competition and
lower prices. One Day.
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