Doctors are highly motivated this year to have their voice heard, particularly after passage of the Affordable Care Act. No doubt, the health care law has stirred many passions in the medical community.
Physicians say they want a President who will address their concerns about their ability to practice medicine. They want a leader who engages doctors in finding a solution to healthcare reform rather than Obamacare which was forced on Americans by the democrat party only with little input from medical professionals and which views healthcare delivery from a cost effective accoutant like prespective that destroys the doctor patient relationship and encourages inferior care to protect the bottom line.
Doctors reported they were switching their votes from Obama in 2008 to Romney in 2012. Among the top reasons why physicians said they were switching their votes:
• The Affordable Care Act drew the most responses.
• Leadership style.
• Lack of follow-through on campaign promises.
• The economy/unemployment/not better off
A new survey of physicians shows that if the Presidential election were held today, 55 percent would vote for Mitt Romney and 36 percent would support President Obama, according to a survey conducted byJackson & Coker, a division of Jackson Healthcare, the third largest healthcare staffing company in the US. The late September survey included 3,660 doctors nationwide in 50 states.
Doctors more likely to support President Obama were addiction medicine physicians.
I am having cataract surgery soon. Mydoctor and his nurse were both complaining of recent requirements by the feds to do certain things. Don't know if it is for all or just medi-care patients. Apparently it just adds useless paper work to their already heavy load of documentation. I always was well taken care of by my doctors long before there was health insureance. My company (PT&T) even had a company account to handle catastrophic medical bills. Many workers were not aware of it. The founder of PT&T had set it up many years ago.
No, they don't:
Physicians have been similarly split over Obamacare. They're mainly concerned about their own bottom lines. They're worried about lower reimbursements, but like some of the administrative changes and having patients who can pay their bills. Obamacare is speeding up the decline of private practice in favor of employment by hospitals, health systems or large group practices. Older physicians tend to like private practice, younger physicians tend to like employment.
From an economic perspective, I think private practice is inefficient. Physicians are highly trained specialists. They should be spending their time treating patients, not wasting 25%+ of their time running a business.
Of course the doctors support Romney. Obama is cutting $600 billion from their gravy train by reviewing the charges doctors and hospitals make that are not needed or are duplications. That is the way to cut medicare costs.
Romneys plan: don't review the charges.
Doctor are invested in health insurance companies. They play both sides they make money on the insurance, and when the patient comes in. This will be changed with the Affordable Care Act.
ObamaCare: 2,700 pages of language so complicated it could take your own team of lawyers to make sense of it . . .
It was passed by democrats in Congress, signed into law by President Barack Obama, and now ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court.
That means ObamaCare — or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as it's officially known — is a reality you're stuck with, even if you never wanted it in the first place.
ObamaCare will affect every American, yet few Americans understand what these 2,700 pages of legal mumbo-jumbo mean. How will ObamaCare really affect your life, your wallet, and your health?
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul
ObamaCare essentially 'robs Peter to pay Paul'. How?
Well, if you're a senior, you'll be fleeced by the $716 billion in Medicare cuts designed to substantially fund the ObamaCare plan over the next decade.
As you'll read in the ObamaCare Survival Guide, the biggest Medicare spending cuts will come in two key areas you need to know about in order to protect yourself.
Insurance Companies Free to
Pass On Increased Costs
Under the new ObamaCare mandates, insurance companies will have free rein to pass on their increased costs to you in the form of:
There are no specific price controls to keep the insurance industry in check. Even AARP, the powerful lobby representing American seniors, has already increased the health insurance premiums of its employees from 8 to 13%.
Widespread Doctor Shortage Expected
While many Americans are unhappy with ObamaCare, doctors have been particularly angry. The earning potential of doctors is expected to dwindle due to lowered payment rates for Medicare, among other things. Up to 40% of physicians could retire or seek a non-clinical or even a non-medical job.
And with 30 million more Americans on healthcare insurance plans, not only could there be a medical 'brain drain', but also long drives and long waits to see a doctor.
Delayed Implementation and
Hundreds of Unwritten Rules
Shockingly, many of the rules and regulations needed to make the new healthcare system function correctly haven't even been written yet. And as costs inevitably balloon higher than expected, benefits for consumers are likely to degrade significantly, particularly for seniors, the highest users of healthcare services.
Unelected Government Officials Will
Have Total Control to Make Decisions about Your Healthcare
"Healthcare commissars" who don't have to worry about being elected by the American people will have undemocratic, totalitarian powers to cut Medicare spending and make decisions on your behalf as a so-called Independent Payment Advisory Board.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg . . .
From all I've heard the insureance companies wrote this bill. Their stooge in the White House pushed it even though he had never read it nor the crooks in Congress that passed it. This government is totally corrupt with few exceptions. The Dems. are just as tied in to big corporations as are the Reps. One of the congressmen tied to the breakup of the Bell System was caught touring Europe with his family courtesy of the lobbyist for IT&T. He was a left wing Denocrat from San Diego named Lonel Van Deerlin.