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The silent Obamacare protest of doctors

Faced with Obamacare’s high costs and deadening bureaucracy, doctors are finding ways to opt out.

Physicians across the country are responding to this evolution — most recently in response to the Affordable Care Act — by shielding their practices from government interference. This comes in many forms: Rejecting new Medicare and Medicaid patients, transitioning to third-party-free practices and ditching small private practices for employed positions with ever-larger hospital-owned networks.

Incompetence is incompetence, and if you are so stupid as to write an unworkable law that conservatives rightly predicted would do exactly the opposite of what you want — raise costs instead of lowering them, shrink health coverage instead of widening it, corrupt health care instead of improving it — than no one should be surprised if you exhibit incompetence in other areas as well. For example, the incompetence demonstrated by President Obama and the Democratic Party by imposing Obamacare on us is now being illustrated again in how Obama is handling the arrival of ebola on American shores: badly, foolishly, and with nothing but failure as a result.

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  • Rick

    Of course, no matter how obvious the failure, it will never be fixed. Or even be admitted to being a failure.

  • Cotour

    “Incompetence is incompetence, and if you are so stupid as to write an unworkable law that conservatives rightly predicted would do exactly the opposite of what you want ”

    A liberal / socialist knows no other way, there disdain for “capitalism” (not personally of course) and simple economics does not mesh well with their “good” intentions. You can not retain the power that you have manufactured through your paradigm of dependency if you apply actual viable systems to accomplish what you say you want.

    In the end it has been known from the beginning that the law was bogus and a vial joke and had little to do with improving the healthcare available to the American people. Always remember the quote that said it all “you have to pass the bill before you can know whats in it”. That quote, uttered by IMO a mentally deficient and delusional empowered politician of our day will live on into history as the bumper sticker for the entire agenda.

  • wodun

    One problem is that Democrats have been claiming that free health care is a right but it requires the forced servitude of the medical industry. The government may be able to take over an industry but they can’t force students to enter it.

  • Cotour

    Not yet anyway.

  • Kevin R.

    “The government may be able to take over an industry but they can’t force students to enter it.”

    They can redifine the credentials of what a medical doctor is and what medical practice consists of.

  • Edward

    Do you mean like California, which is letting nurses perform functions that used to be done by doctors?

  • Pzatchok

    They could offer to pay for a doctors schooling as long as that doctor agrees to work off the bill as a government employee.

    They could even offer to cover all malpractice insurance.

    And offer to set them up in a free office. As long as its in a place of the governments choosing.

    And provide nurses.

    They could even offer nurses the same free school option.

    We are logical and intelligent. We can see this happening.

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