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Doctors resist Obamacare

New York doctors are treating ObamaCare like the plague, a new survey reveals.
A poll conducted by the New York State Medical Society finds that 44 percent of MDs said they are not participating in the nation’s new health-care plan.
Another 33 percent say they’re still not sure whether to become ObamaCare providers.
Only 23 percent of the 409 physicians queried said they’re taking patients who signed up through health exchanges.
“This is so poorly designed that a lot of doctors are afraid to participate,” said Dr. Sam Unterricht, president of the 29,000-member organization. “There’s a lot of resistance. Doctors don’t know what they’re going to get paid.”
Three out of four doctors who are participating in the program said they “had to participate” because of existing contractual obligations with an insurer or medical provider, not because they wanted to.
Only one in four “affirmatively” chose to sign up for the exchanges.
Nearly eight in 10 — 77 percent — said they had not been given a fee schedule to show much they’ll get paid if they sign up.
The survey invited doctors to anonymously share opinions about the new health care law, and many took time out of their busy days to vent.
“Obama Care wants to start right away, but who see all these new patients???? Not me,” e-mailed one doc.
Another said, “I plan to retire if this disaster is implemented. This is a train wreck.”
“I refuse to participate in the exchange plans! I am completely opposed to this new law,” said a third respondent.
One doctor recycled the mantra used to attack addictions: “The solution is simple: Just say no.”

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Give em a trade?

Give them the power of life and death and that should call it even for many of them imo ;)



ever thought this would be mandatory, with fines for non participation. Thanks for nothing, miss lube rack!

Label Jars, Not People!

They Can't Say Dr. Paul Didn't Warn Them

If the medical community had paid more attention to politics, it would have made a big difference in the 2008 and 2012 elections.

Of course, the same applies to voters, in general.

Do your homework or don't vote!

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many doctors

Were probably too busy on the golf courses playing the PGA if you know what I mean lol

....'Pharmaceutical Golfers Association' ;)


well, then they should have spoken up when AMA endorsed it

Well, then they should have spoken up when AMA endorsed obamacare. They had their chance, but the majority of AMA members supported it at the time. Too little, too late.

"Villains wear many masks, but none as dangerous as the mask of virtue." - Washington Irvin

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The AMA is a political org. It represents about 25% of doctors.

The AMA is in bed with the government, like the AARP. Neither listens to their constituents similar to our elected officials don't listen to us.

This has been a stealth-care roll-out

So many strata of society, including Congress itself, knew little of the ACA's arbitrary and capricious structure. Only recent announcements and events like the website-to-nowhere, showed those in denial just how bad they believe they can openly be.

I can't really blame doctors for wanting to believe that a better outcome would be remedied, and this train-wreak could averted, but it seems like the engineer's texting-while-drinking, and asleep at the switch, eh?

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

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O-care has already destroyed millions of doctor-patient ....

relationships. There will be more to come. In 2 months, 30M people theoretically gain instantaneous access to care without any preparation to handle this number of new patients. Doctors don't want any part of this mess.

Nearly 1.5 Million Lose Health Insurance Due to ObamaCare
Ten states where Obamacare wipes out existing health care plans
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/28/ten-states-where-obamacare...
2,250 Connecticut doctors cut from UHC Medicare Advantage causes worry statewide 10-17-13

It's everything they said it wouldn't be, and none that it ought

These doctors are searching for the respect that their years of schooling, internship, and practice have EARNED them; only to find it all being discounted by trolls who neither know, nor care, about the value of any of it to the doctors themselves, their patients, and the nation at large.

Even if they are practicing in a field of medicine that I wouldn't favor or use, I know if I don't stand with these doctor's liberty to practice ethically, without the intervention of bureaucrats; then my health choices will be also be fewer by the "powers that usurp" (PTU, instead of PTB).

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

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"These doctors are searching for respect" in the wrong place.

The government doesn't respect physicians or dentists. The government does seem to respect lawyers for some odd reason (satire). The disrespect began with the advent of "managed care," which was really "managed costs." Over the years, it's only gotten worse. Ergo, our present debacle. The slippery slope began years ago. The dentists were smart for they escaped most of the price capping. Physicians weren't that smart.

If the system depends on doctors willing participation

then they ought to expect respect, as we would think reasonable. This has NOTHING to do with reasonable expectations by all of us, including doctors.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

bump this

bump this


These positions will be outsourced to doctors from India, etc.

Globalization. That is the deal.

I am thinking about getting a dentist overseas for a fraction of the price. They will work for 10 dollars an hour and are not so spoiled imo lol

I think I can see lots of profs losing their jobs in the future because it is much cheaper to educate people for 10 dollars an hour overseas.

Can you imagine the doctors graduating now? Well medical school is just a moneymaker imo anyway. I am sure someone can become qualified in half the time now like in other countries.




Yet another industry

that may go underground (aka the black market) because the feds had to have their hands in the cookie jar.

Don't tell me this isn't about money (and population control).

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

If this is how the Doctors felt about the ACA

Why did the AMA endorse it?


trusts the AMA for anything!!!
Controlled and corrupt.
watch this:


Obamacare, written by the insurance companies

for the insurance companies. Maybe this is just what is needed to get the insurance companies out of our health and get us back to pre-1980s style pay as you go healthcare. Maybe we will all be thanking Obama for this epic blunder of a law some day in the future!


About time