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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    you're just mad because as goes doctors, there goes your "right" to healthcare.

    How about them apples?
    I don't have a right to healthcare I already have it.
    What are the doctors going to do about it? We already have one of the worse doc to patient ratio in the industrialized world. And it has nothing to do because we "have 300 million people and medical attention varies because we are a diverse nation, blah blah blah." It has to do with the racket that made sure that more than half of all potential medical students were rejected. We could have had a similar ratio of doc to patient to that in Germany.
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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    What will they do? Wait tables? Talk is cheap. Back to work bitches.
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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    So you are against the mandatory health care bill proposed by the Democrats?.......
    And this is news to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    What are the doctors going to do about it? We already have one of the worse doc to patient ratio in the industrialized world. And it has nothing to do because we "have 300 million people and medical attention varies because we are a diverse nation, blah blah blah." It has to do with the racket that made sure that more than half of all potential medical students were rejected. We could have had a similar ratio of doc to patient to that in Germany.
    If you actually look closer at your picture, you'll see that we're nowhere near the worst. We have a better doctor/patient ration than Canada, Australia, the UK, Brazil, Poland, Japan, and some other eastern European countries that I can't make out. That also ignores the question of medical standards, which are presumably higher here than elsewhere.

    (Though you're absolutely right that the AMA has a racket going on.)
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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    What will they do? Wait tables? Talk is cheap. Back to work bitches.
    If they're old enough, retire.
    If not, stop taking Medicare/aid.

    But hey, I'm sure that an influx of Medicare/aid patients combined with a decrease in doctors willing to take them will work wonders for health outcomes and overall costs. Let's just blind ourselves to the possible risks and push onwards with the plan!
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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Sad since the medical profession (doctors, nurses, etc) has been facing shortages for years. This will only make it worse, my mother who is a doctor (pediatrician) told me yesterday that none of the doctors in the Hospital are happy about this bill.
    My father is a doctor too and no one he works with his happy with the bill, but none of them are threatening to leave because of it. They know people will need their help, so they say they will just deal with it.

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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    My father is a doctor too and no one he works with his happy with the bill, but none of them are threatening to leave because of it. They know people will need their help, so they say they will just deal with it.
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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    So you would make doctors wait until around 40 before they can finally start earning a real salary?

    As it stands, doctors already essentially do this, working for $50k/year during their residency when their services would be worth far more on the open market.

    Making it an option is one thing, making it mandatory is quite another.
    We can make it an option, sure. But for every year they get medical education paid for by tax dollars they should spend a year working in a public hospital for cheaper than a private doctor would earn. Which is fair, I think, since they won't have to worry about loans and interest. I think that would severely cut down on healthcare costs and increase our population that possess medical training.

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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Leave or want to leave?

    Want to leave as in do nothing differently but gripe anyway?

    Edit: If you knew you could get away with it, would you speed OR kill someone?

    Dear lord, nearly 100% of the population would be a murderer if given the chance!
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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Picaro View Post
    Indeed. In any case, the vast majority of what they do is referrals, anyway, and nurses can do 95% of what 'primary care' general practitioners do in their offices, anyway.



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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Sad since the medical profession (doctors, nurses, etc) has been facing shortages for years. This will only make it worse, my mother who is a doctor (pediatrician) told me yesterday that none of the doctors in the Hospital are happy about this bill.
    I know alot of doctors. I don't know of a single one who thinks this bill will be a good thing. I also know about 10 of them who have closed their private practices over the past 10 or so years because malpractice insurance and costs of doing business have gone up so much that they can't make a decent wage.
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