"You can keep your own choice of healthcare, I promise!"
Bwaha ha ha - Psych!
quote:For physicians, the strains include higher operating costs. The Obama health plan puts expensive new mandates on doctors, such as a requirement to purchase IT systems and keep more records. Overhead costs already consume more than 60% of the revenue generated by an average medical practice, according to a 2007 survey by the Medical Group Management Association. At the same time, reimbursement under Medicare is falling. Some specialists, such as radiologists and cardiologists, will see their Medicare payments fall by more than 10% next year. Then there's the fact that medical malpractice premiums have risen by 10%-20% annually for specialists like surgeons, particularly in states that haven't passed liability reform.
The bottom line: Defensive business arrangements designed to blunt ObamaCare's economic impacts will mean less patient choice.
quote:Originally posted by teyates:
I hate to be one that says "I told you so", but the danger of this healthcare overhaul was being discussed in the medical healthcare forums for months, and we knew what was going to happen. By 2014 the standard primary care physician will be as elusive as a three headed frog.
quote:Originally posted by falcon1234:
Wouldn't be interesting to know exactly how many Senators and Congressmen actually read even 50% of that bill before it was voted upon? My guess is that the grand total would be "0." If I had been voting -- no matter which party, I would've abstained, citing the fact that I'd had no opportunity to read the bill. We have two or three people in each house who are the "leaders" and the minions follow them blindly off a cliff.