Many of us have been trying to warn people that the health care “reform” being pushed by Obama and his minions in Congress will be a full-blown disaster for this country. How about if a doctor takes a look at what he sees coming for us?
Thinking about her and those like her makes me very angry. Should I tell her that the very art of medicine that I rely on to take care of her is in mortal jeopardy? I barely have enough time with my growing list of patients to concentrate on her case as it is, and the reform will bring me more patients with lower payments. Should I mention that many of my contemporaries (the network she relies on) are no longer accepting her Medicare, even before the reform bills sink their claws into it and cut Medicare to the bone with hundreds of billions in cuts?
Should I say that primary care doctors like me already designate an employee to deal entirely with insurance, and that this problem will only get worse as we move in the direction of comparative effectiveness studies and bundling payments based on so-called quality? I lay awake at night thinking of the services I will deliver only to be denied payment.
Increasing government oversight will not only hurt doctors in the pocketbook, as reimbursements are inevitably cut. It will also lead to greater bureaucratic inefficiencies. There will be more paperwork, less approvals and less time for cures.
Please go read the whole thing.
What “reform” will do is create a massive, very expensive bureaucracy. Indications are that insurance costs will soar – rapidly. Levels of care will diminish – unless you’re a member of that Federal bureaucracy, of course. Because Congress and Federal employees will be exempted from this scheme. They will continue getting their solid-platinum health care on our dime.
While we get worse care costing ever more. Then come the brutal tax hikes to pay for all the “free” care.
What the “reform” will not do is improve health care or cut the cost of insurance.
Stay focused, folks. This is very important. We have to stop Obama’s “reform”.