The Real Cost Of ObamaCare — The Loss Of Good Doctors

 

 

” “Come on Mike, let’s save another life today,” a surgeon said to my husband about ten years later, at a small community hospital on Long Island, where he currently works. 

That was the attitude with which many hospital-based physicians would go to work. 

It was stressful but rewarding. Most physicians were able to pay off their huge education expense and eventually enjoy a comfortable lifestyle. 

Medical care costs had gone up, but those with good insurance made up for those with no insurance and doctors were generally happy to take care of everyone. 

That’s how the haves took care of the have-nots. People without insurance would be offered the best medical care at any American hospital’s emergency room, whether or not they were U.S. citizens.

Soon I fear that unbeknownst to most Americans, the good, smart, well-rested physicians won’t be there to take care of us.

I decided recently to download a slightly abridged version of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to find out how this new legislation might affect caregivers. 

I was shocked that not one word of it addresses the human beings who are providing us with protection and care. 

In every chapter, the law just assumes that physicians will continue to practice medicine providing us with protection and care. 

In every chapter, the law just assumes that physicians will continue to practice medicine under the new rules. 

While the American Medical Association reportedly supported ObamaCare, that group represents less than 15% of American physicians.”

 

    Read the whole article . It is written by a very bright and well educated young woman who is married to a doctor and who’s brother is a doctor and so is immersed in the medical culture .

 

Illustration by Dave Granlund