posted on Nov, 1 2013 @ 01:01 AM
My instinct on everything to do with the ACA screams bad bad bad.
From day one I said that mandating people to have insurance coverage will only increase prices dramatically. Why? Well think about it here for a
second. If you had a company, and in your country a law got passed that REQUIRED everyone to buy your product..... Since you now basically have a
captive consumer, you can raise your prices exponentially!
Just like auto insurance is quite affordable in places that don't mandate you have it.
NOW WITH THAT SAID...... here is a flip side with a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel:
The way Obamacare is looking initially is that a LOT of doctors will be retiring, and perhaps some students may even decide to pursue other careers
due to healthcare becoming much less lucrative.
The healthcare industry has had this country by the BALLS for a long time, and it's about time the greedy individuals in healthcare got weeded
I am a capitalist through and through, but there is no such thing as an AFFORDABLE, ETHICAL AND PROFITABLE insurance industry.
You can basically pick TWO of the above, but not all three.
I have worked in the industry as a medic, and have worked with and met many people who DO NOT have patient care as a priority. I know many GREAT
doctors, and then there are a lot of doctors who work 3-4 days a week for 6 hours and then go play golf, while their practice pulls in $250k and
really it's the PA's who do all the actual work. This is FACT. And then they want to limit malpractice suits despite profiting on someone else's
work? Want it done right.. do it yourself doc!
A good doctor in the UK under the NHS seems to make about £80k-100k /year which is quite a good salary, but doesn't attract the richboy lifestyle
types. It attracts educated people who genuinely want to be doctors and help people, which is what is most important.
When I was a medic, I became sick and tired of working with people who were only there for the sweet deal, work 1day out of 3, full benefits, sweet
retirement @ 20years and didn't want to deal with patients. It was disgusting.
Also a guy that used to hang with my group of friends ended up going to med school. When he was 17, his parents bought him a Porsche 911turbo special
edition ($120k car). They promised him a Ferrari when he finished pre-med, and a Lamborghini for graduating med-school.
100% true story, & all I will say is this is in south Florida. I lost touch with the guy, but I personally would rather be treated by a doctor who is
there for 50k/year than some prick who had no personal interest in medicine and is only there for the money!!
IF and ONLY IF the Obama admistration's ultimate goal is to break the insurance industry's stranglehold on American's healthcare, then I actually