Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Still More On Doctors...

What ever happened to that monolithic voice of American medical practitioners, the AMA? Well, if you recall the debates over whatever was going on in those closed door Democratic caucus meetings regarding Obamacare you may have noticed that the AMA no longer represents doctors in America. Most doctors no longer choose to subsidize that socialized medicine advocacy group.

Yesterday I pointed out that in Texas the number of doctors willing to accept new Medicaid patients has dropped from 67% to only 31% in the last twelve years. Today we've got this little tidbit:

83% of Doctors Have Considered Leaving the Profession

Particularly interesting is this statement from the group:
“Doctors clearly understand what Washington does not — that a piece of paper that says you are ‘covered’ by insurance or ‘enrolled’ in Medicare or Medicaid does not translate to actual medical care when doctors can’t afford to see patients at the lowball payments, and patients have to jump through government and insurance company bureaucratic hoops,”
Gosh, you mean even if I've got the Magic Obamacare Decoder Ring, I won't find a doctor who can speak the code?

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