An interesting, but unmentioned point I found in this article about the consequences of liberal laws. Doctors are loathe to take Medicare now. The money it pays is not worth the work they have to do, without adding all the additional work of tons of paperwork, rules, red tape, etc. So, what do many doctors do? They don’t accept it and instead work for those that can pay their regular fees or for insurance companies who will recompense them fairly.
The point is this: What happens if ObamaCare passes? The situation is even worse with the idea of making the fiscally failing Medicare even bigger. Where will you find a doctor?
Now, this leaves the liberals in quandary. They forced this huge boondoggle on us, but no doctors will work for it. The only solution I can see then is to force US doctors to accept it if they want to practice.
Other than taking away a doctor’s right to choose who he can legally treat and what he can accept as payment, does anyone else see a way out of it? I am sure there are plenty of other things like this that will happen that I haven’t even thought of yet. You can be sure that, if the liberals have thought of them, they don’t give a damn.
A frighteningly large percentage of doctors have looked at those reimbursement rates and have decided it’s not worth their while to see Medicare patients:
The solution to this problem is to find doctors who accept Medicare insurance — and to do it well before reaching age 65. But that is not always easy, especially if you are looking for an internist, a primary care doctor who deals with adults. Of the 93 internists affiliated with New York-Presbyterian Hospital, for example, only 37 accept Medicare, according to the hospital’s Web site.
Two trends are converging: there is a shortage of internists nationally — the American College of Physicians, the organization for internists, estimates that by 2025 there will be 35,000 to 45,000 fewer than the population needs — and internists are increasingly unwilling to accept new Medicare patients.
OK. Wow. Ouch.
This quote should become the centerpiece of the anti-ObamaCare activists; it’s an absolute bill killer. It’s from the assistant director of Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, Peter Brown:
“It’s a good thing for those pushing
the health care overhaul in Congress that
the American people don’t get a vote.”
Brown was referring to the newest Quinnipiac poll of ObamaCare, which found that voters reject it by a stunning 14-point margin, 38 supporting and 52 opposing:
–Voters disapprove 52 – 38 percent of the health care reform proposal under consideration in Congress, and they disapprove 56 – 38 percent of President Obama’s handling of health care, down from 53 – 41 percent in a November 19 survey.
–American voters say 63 – 30 percent that extending health insurance to all will raise their cost of health care, although they are split 47 – 46 percent on whether they are willing to pay more to make sure everyone is covered.
–Voters split 48 – 46 percent on whether they think covering everyone will decrease the quality of their own care, but by 71 – 21 percent they do not think universal coverage is worth lower quality of care.
And who decided that its your right to determine the moral stance my child should be taught. I think that I should be able to teach your kids about a traditional marriage, abstinence, hetersexuality. Should I be allowed to teach that to your kids?
Just when I think I’m done with this frickin’ gross topic that I’d really rather not talk or know anything about, something else comes up: Gay activists justify teaching fisting to middle schoolers because their parents wouldn’t teach them.
Margot Abels led the workshop, "What They Didn’t Tell You About Queer Sex and Sexuality in Health Class: Workshop for Youth Only, Ages 14-21. "During the session she praised the homosexual practice of ‘fisting’"-widely condemned by medical authorities as dangerous-saying that, "It often gets a bad rap."
Margot Abels told Boston’s homosexual newspaper, Bay Windows. She taught them sex because she thought she knew better than the parents what should be taught to the children.
House Minority Leader John Boehner has a very small surprise for us: despite lopsided votes in favor of cutting off public funding to Comrade Obama’s outrageously corrupt enablers at ACORN in the aftermath of the O’Keefe/Giles videos, the Big Government fire hose will continue to blast a torrent of our money at these vermin. On Tuesday night,
Tom Latham (R-IA) offered an amendment during deliberations on the Democrats’ massive year-end appropriations bill to clarify the prohibition on federal funds going to ACORN or its subsidiaries. That amendment was shot down on a 5-9 party line vote as Republicans sided with taxpayers while Democrats stood with ACORN.
Rep. Latham’s amendment is necessary to prevent taxpayer money from going to ACORN because the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice has taken advantage of a legal loophole to allow ACORN to continue to receive federal funds — despite the passage of the House GOP’s Defund ACORN Act in the fall.
Democrats can’t let their ACORN storm troopers go unfunded no matter how awful it makes them look, because their votes on Porkulus, Cap & Tax, and healthcare nationalization will make them reliant on the industrial scale voter fraud that is ACORN’s specialty if they are to stand any chance of reelection.
I happened to come across an article about “Dark Matter” on a particle theory blog. The part of it that really caught my eye was this “note” from a senior editor at Nature. Now, keep in mind that this retard is a senior editor over there.
He attacks this guy instead of correcting a mistake. He baselessly accuses Fox News of being full of lies (still waiting for someone who says this to give me an example). And, finally, he blows off any questions this guy has by, in essence saying, “we are right you are wrong… accept it”.
This is a perfect example of the bleeding heart liberal “science” today. Accept what we say and how dare you question anything. These fools have been pushing flawed “science” and trying to force us to accept it.
They come up with computer models so screwed up they can’t predict what happened 5 years ago, never mind 20 years into the future.
They knowingly use flawed temperature sensor data.
They refuse to allow the peer review required by the scientific method, to the point of refusing to release ANY data at all, but throw the term around when it means “reviewed by people who already agree with us”
Any disagreeing research is, instead of being reviewed and discussed, is attacked, ridiculed, and hidden if possible.
And when exposed… they attack anyone who disagrees, instead of proving they are right.
That’s liberals pushing for power and money, not science. Those of us who watched this for years didn’t need ClimateGate, but we are glad its showing the rest of the world these “scientists” lies.
I was alerted to your blog of yesterday (you certainly don't make contacting you easy). Your "fact" #1, that Nature is about to publish a
CDMS paper on dark matter, is completely false. This would be instantly
obvious to the most casual observer because the purported date of publication is a Friday, and Nature is published on Thursdays. Your "fact" therefore contains as much truth as the average Fox News story, and I would be grateful if you would correct it immediately.
Your comments about the embargo are therefore, within this context, ridiculous. Peer review is a process, the culmination of which is publication. We regard confidentiality of results during the process as a matter of professional ethics, though of course authors are free to post to arxiv at any point during the process (we will not interfere with professional communication of results to peers).
Dr Leslie Sage
Senior editor, physical sciences