New York Doctors Revolt Over Obama-Care
We have to pass the bill so we can find out what is in it said Nancy Pelosi, well she was right, we are all finding out what is in it and we don’t like it. But how long will it take before people get mad enough and they demand this law be overturned? Doctors in New York are already starting to face the reality of Obama-Care and it’s not pretty. This is from a story from the New York Post.
New York doctors are treating Obama-Care 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 Obama-Care 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 will 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.”
One physician was so disgusted, he threatened to take only cash patients going forward.
“I am seriously considering opting out of all insurance plans including Medicare because of Obama-Care.”
Some physicians said the pressure on insurance carriers to control costs is leading to rationed care.
“Obama-Care is a disaster. I have already seen denial of medication, denial of referrals,” one doc said.
“Any doctor who accepts the exchange is just a bad businessman/woman. Pays terrible,” argued one doctor.
Said another MD, “Can’t imagine any doctors would be willing to work for so little money? All doctors should boycott.”
“I get screwed from insurance companies already. I refuse to get screwed any longer,” one doctor said.
Others said they don’t have enough information to make an informed choice.
“This is a joke. We are flying blind,” said one doctor.
That doctor hit the nail on the head, this law is one big joke, a joke that will destroy health-care in this country and the economy as well, when will people have enough?
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Great article Chris.I have written extensively about Obamcare onmy blog site and here and listed all the dangers associated with it like the so called death panels that will decide who gets what care and who doesn’t,the fact that all doctors will be paid the same and other atrocities in there. Many doctors are not accepting Medicare from new patients anymore because it doesn’t pay enough so now the dems in the senate want to pass a law saying all doctors must treat medicare and medicaid patients. Sen. Orrin Hatch has said this Obamcare was designed to fail so then they will move to single payer which is what Obama said in the beginning of his term he wants. That will be a true disaster and more loss of freedom and make us a socialist country with long waits and rationed doctors. Like you said,when will people wake up. He said all these things at the beginning and nobody listned. All they cared about was “he’s the first black president” when he’s not. He’s mostly half white and Arab and only one eighth black.
I suppose that if we lose doctors en masse, it will matter little that rural hospitals will collapse under the burden of Medicaid patients. I can see 2 distinct classes of care….one will allow the largest hospitals already outfitted with all the modern treatment abilities, to retain specialist by affording to ‘opt out’ of treating those with little or no insurance relegating these patients to smaller hospitals that cannot afford the latest equipment. Wile they treat only those that hold full coverage ‘private’ insurance.
Doctors started a year ago dropping patients. Hank was a 4th stage cancer patient in treatment with medicare and no ‘advantage’ policy when his doctor ‘released’ all medicare/medicaid patients.
Global Warming my foot!! This iceberg is growing!!