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Doctors Brace for Health Law’s Surge of Ailing Patients

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posted on Sep, 23 2013 @ 01:41 PM
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It seems many healthcare outlets that provide "access to" healthcare are already overwhelmed and have waiting lists.

Very big problems are on the horizons with the onset of Obamacare.

With all the boondoggles and massive delays already happening, what exactly will prevent even bigger problems in the near future ?

Who will protect us from the massive fraud and corruption that may very well takeover ?

Will the delays and corruption become the 'death panels' by default ?

How many unqualified, unauthorized people and criminals will have "access to" your life and death decisions ?



Holy Cross Hospital’s health center in Aspen Hill, Maryland, is bracing for more business.

The center treats the uninsured, and has been busy since it opened in 2012 with a waiting list of more than 400 people at its clinic. Now, as a result of the U.S. Affordable Care Act, it’s mulling adding staff and hours in anticipation of next year’s rush of newly-insured patients, many with chronic medical conditions that have gone untreated for years.

Poorly controlled diabetes can cause stroke, kidney failure and blindness. Undiagnosed cancer can translate into complex end-of-life care, and untreated high blood pressure can lead to heart attacks. In effect, the 2010 health law’s biggest promise becomes its most formidable challenge: unprecedented access to care for a needy population when the nation is already grappling with overtaxed emergency rooms and a shortage of physicians.





Doctors Brace for Health Law’s Surge of Ailing Patients




Note: Obamacare is the sole property of the Progressive Democratic Party and the Progressive Obama Administration.

Disclaimer: All Republicans voted against the PPACA in Congress in 2009, and should be held harmless in any future litigation.




posted on Sep, 23 2013 @ 02:21 PM
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Don't forget how many republicans will overreact to any little mishap?

How many times can republican hope and wish that America fails in every aspect under Obama so that they can say.."Told ya so"?

How many times can we whine and moan like an infant when we don't get our way...screaming it is the downfall of America?

Etc...



posted on Sep, 23 2013 @ 02:31 PM
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Onslaught2996
Don't forget how many republicans will overreact to any little mishap?

How many times can republican hope and wish that America fails in every aspect under Obama so that they can say.."Told ya so"?

How many times can we whine and moan like an infant when we don't get our way...screaming it is the downfall of America?

Etc...


How can Republicans be hoping for failure as you say ?

Democrats own Obamacare 100% and we see many failures already. All 'legal' too !!

Many failures will lead to deaths.



posted on Sep, 23 2013 @ 02:34 PM
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This will probably effect the clinics and hospitals with walk in services the most. Many private practices and even clinics here do not even take medicare so some will probably not accept bronze level Obamacare insurance either.

If it keeps emergency services from having ambulances take patients elsewhere because they have no coverage maybe it will have some positive effect. I think the poorer folks are still going to get the shaft though, they always do.



posted on Sep, 23 2013 @ 02:55 PM
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Dear xuenchen,

Maybe I'm in a melancholy mood today, but I'm more saddened than angered at this. Years ago, doctors were saying that they would retire in greater numbers than ever because of Obamacare. They complained about the reduced reimbursement levels, and the greater number of hours they would have to spend in filling out paperwork instead of working with patients. I was speaking with a doctor who said his time was evenly divided between paperwork and patients, and that wasn't what he became a doctor for.

Everyone (nearly) believed that Obamacare would provide more health care to more people. Well, of course it can't. Only doctors, nurses, hospitals, and clinics can do that. Obamacare only fiddles around with the money end of it, and we know what happens when the government is involved in a program with billions and billions of dollars.

Many people knew that this wasn't going to end well, and so far it isn't. The large number of unions, companies, even units of government that have asked for, and received, exemptions from all or part of the law tells us a lot.

The best prediction now is that our care will be delivered by nurses instead of doctors and the waiting time will grow. The decisions by panels concerning what treatments are "worth the money" will cut treatment options for the elderly or seriously ill. In England, the National Health Service is considered a disgrace, with thousands dying having been denied even fluids, and there is little preventing us from following their path.

Poster who think this is political miss the point. It's not about who wins (or it shouldn't be), it's about who lives. And, to be completely honest, I'm getting depressed by how easily we accept death. Whether it's euthanasia, abortion, war, terrorism, whatever, I want to cry out "Stop! In God's name, stop the killing!"

With respect,
Charles1952



posted on Sep, 23 2013 @ 05:46 PM
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Onslaught2996


How many times can republican hope and wish that America fails in every aspect under Obama so that they can say.."Told ya so"?

How many times can we whine and moan like an infant when we don't get our way...screaming it is the downfall of America?

Etc...


If all it was ...was "hoping" Instead they are working hard to make it a reality.. Brace for a debt ceiling debate and shutdown that everyone agrees will cost Billions per day and hammer GDP and Job growth.

This OP is silly. Folks don't get sick because a bill was passed...they were sick and are sick...and the GOP is complaining about how they might actually go to a doctor and get treated? And WTF? Free Market Capitalism means if More Doctors are needed then we have more doctors...Labor is not a fixed variable?

God...it's exhausting the insane levels of self inflicted ignorance being a Republican demands these days.



posted on Sep, 23 2013 @ 08:05 PM
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Our Gov needs to pick a country whose health care system works and follow it. What they pay for a procedure, we pay the same thing for the same procedure and the same price for the same drugs.





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