3 out of 4 doctors getting out due to Obamacare

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3 out of 4 doctors getting out due to Obamacare
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Mon, 12-06-2010 - 2:56pm

Just about every conservative who has posted on this forum pointed out the many problems of Obamacare. Including the required cuts in physicians pay to make the half trillion dollar cut to Medicare. Also the electronic requirements, various mandates on providers, and limitations that doctors would have to put up with.

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Registered: 11-11-2010
Mon, 12-06-2010 - 3:27pm

From the article:

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Registered: 02-24-2001
Mon, 12-06-2010 - 3:57pm

My daughter was planning to go in to medicine. Then, a friend who is a doctor told her do not do it. She spelled out why not and now my daughter is looking for a major change. It is frustrating and confusing, but I am glad she got the heads up now.

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Registered: 11-11-2010
Mon, 12-06-2010 - 4:01pm
Have her go into dentistry. They have good hours and make great money. Or...if she really likes the medicine part but doesn't care about the money, there is always vet school.

VERY WISE choice to stay out of medicine (human) in today's hostile environment.
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Registered: 03-30-2007
Mon, 12-06-2010 - 4:14pm

Your DD could always go into Plastic Surgery or Psychiatry.

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Registered: 11-11-2010
Mon, 12-06-2010 - 4:54pm
(Since poor people can't afford either. That way she wouldn't have to worry about her clientele.)

Plastic surgeons have taken a HUGE hit in this economy. With impending medicare/medicaid cuts (25% cuts), all other insurance companies follow suit. They base their reimbursements based on medicare/medicade reimbursements. All physicians in all fields are going to take big cuts in reimbursements in the very near future. It's just not worth it any longer.

It is better if she just stay ouf of medicine all together.
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Registered: 03-30-2007
Mon, 12-06-2010 - 5:01pm

So then Doctors don't go into medicine to help their fellow mankind?

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Registered: 11-11-2010
Mon, 12-06-2010 - 5:08pm
(So then Doctors don't go into medicine to help their fellow mankind? They just do it for the money?)

They aren't going into medicine anymore because they cannot keep their practice open. Somebody has to pay your staff, your health insurance for your staff, your rent for your office, your equipment, and let's not forget....your malpractice premiums....anything left....you get to keep. Oh...I forgot you have to have another staff to get your reimbursements from the insurance companies. The first claim ALWAYS comes back rejected...you need to send it 3 or 4 more times and in about 6-9 months...you MIGHT get a fraction of what you billed. Of course, there are 25% cuts looming next month.....and 43% cuts by 2014. They get up in the morning at 5am....round on all their patients in the hospital, write in the charts, then dictate, then head over to the office by 8am....see patients all day....write in their charts and dictate office appointments....then head back to the hospital to do evening rounds on their patients....write in the charts....and dictate. If there are no emergencies....they usually get to head home around 8pm. Just to do it all over again the next day.

Yeah....they just do it for the money (eye roll).
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
Mon, 12-06-2010 - 6:00pm

To me this is just a scare tactic from the right.

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Registered: 11-11-2010
Mon, 12-06-2010 - 6:05pm
(Thank heavens there are still those who really want to help people and not worry about how much money they will have for their 3rd or 4th home. )

LOL! Okay. You keep believing that. I'm sure your Polish doctor will be there to take care of you when all the other doctors retire.
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Registered: 03-30-2007
Mon, 12-06-2010 - 6:18pm

There will always be someone around to replace those who retire, quit or whatever.

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