As for my uncle, he was able to get an academic scholarship to the University of Florida where he obtained his engineering degree. He went to medical school and did four years of residency in his specialty before he started practicing on his own; he also paid back over a hundred thousand dollars of debt. You've probably never done anything half as challenging as that, yet you have the nerve to call my uncle puerile, simply because he wants to practice medicine in a free market.
Physicians are not your slaves and votes have consequences.
-Many people, just as they become eligible for Medicare, discover that the insurance rug has been pulled out from under them. Some doctors — often internists but also gastroenterologists, gynecologists, psychiatrists and other specialists — are no longer accepting Medicare, either because they have opted out of the insurance system or they are not accepting new patients with Medicare coverage. The doctors’ reasons: reimbursement rates are too low and paperwork too much of a hassle.
Obamacare will create even more rules, regulations, boards, agencies, etc. to deal with, which will further disincentivize people from becoming or remaining physicians.When Helen Edmonds moved from one Atlanta suburb to another, she began to look for new doctors.
"The first thing they ask is what insurance do I have," Edmonds says. "When I say Medicare, they say the doctor doesn't take Medicare."
In Colorado, Charlotte Sennett, 72, and her husband stayed in traditional Medicare for years rather than switching to an HMO, even though it cost more. "We felt it was more stable," says Sennett.
But now the Sennetts face a problem they never expected: Their Denver-area doctor will no longer accept the traditional government insurance program.
After years of using an insurance plan just about all doctors and hospitals accepted, Medicare patients are now shocked to find they aren't wanted.
In some cities, doctors frustrated with what they say are low Medicare payments and onerous rules are limiting the number of Medicare patients they take — or refusing to accept new Medicare patients at all. Some physicians are even telling longtime patients that they have to find new doctors when they hit 65 and qualify for Medicare.
USATODAY.com - Rejections rise for Medicare patients
I know that he waas helped a lot by the socialist policies of the US educational system, which by the way, is extremely liberal. You can not say that he was not helped by the government along the way, can you?
Our country gave a lot of help to korean refugees during the bad times.
I'll tell you what, though. Koreans are very intelligent, hardworking and have a lot of emotional intelligence. They have excellent family structure also.
I knew a korean young man who was 18 years old who knew more than his journeyman boss.
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