reply to post by 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!"