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

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I could post that Post Toasties are better than Lucky Charms, and you'd figure out a way to blame Bush for the carbohydrate content in both as they relate to the War in Iraq.

    THAT is what is pathetic. And it makes anything you say thereafter utterly meaningless and irrelevant.
    How dare you say that, you POS, especially on St. Patrick's Day. Anybody with half a real Irish brain knows that Lucky Charms is better than Post Toasties.
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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    You are 19 and you are a pre-med student. Are you aware how many pre-med students there are? Seriously, kid. You might not even be accepted into med school yet you are calling yourself a "pre-med" student. My best advice is to study something that you like without the plan on becoming a doctor.
    Because the chances of you becoming a doctor even with a good GPA are not likely. I have known many associates who studied pre-med and didn't get in, and they were smart too. Perfect GPA, good score on their exams. Still nothing. Of the 13 I know. Four of them got into med school, if you want more advice, I suggesst you study biology & chemistry as a double major. And get a good GPA. Remember the Medical Association of America/American Doctor Association do not want for too many people to study medicine. It's a racket really.
    But you won't believe me anyways.
    I declared my major as molecular biology. Is it wrong for me to have medical ambitions and to take courses that are geared for pre medical school students? I don't have any plan set in stone yet, but I do know that I want to work somewhere in the medical field. I plan on trying to get into med school, just because it's hard doesn't mean I shouldn't try. GPA is important, but most typically look at the MCAT or PCAT. Right now my GPA is good, so if I score well on those exams I should be able to get in. I do believe you and I know it's incredibly hard and what you are saying is realistic, but I still plan on going to med school. If not, I guess I can use my molecular biology degree in research somewhere.

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

    46.3% of primary care physicians (family medicine and internal medicine) feel that the passing of health reform will either force them out of medicine or make them want to leave medicine.
    I recently heard from a couple doctors that primary care physicians are lucky to earn around 100k a year. This was the result of me asking the doctor who delivered my son if he was enjoying his house on the 13th hole. He started talking about how expensive it was to furnish it and I joked that that's why he made the big bucks. He looked at me funny and said, no, I'm pretty sure it's you who makes the big bucks. For a short history on me, I dropped out of high school, spent two years homeless, got off the streets and learned electronics in the Navy. It took me 7 years from the time I joined to figure out how to make over $100k/yr, which is slightly misleading because I made close to that while stationed in London for 3 years. Oh yeah, and I have no student loans to pay...

    So while those jobs may not go away, they are going to have problems finding people to fill them. They will either have to reduce the standard of doctors, which is currently very high, or import them like England does.

    Sure, you will always have those that do what they believe in, but it doesn't make up the entire motive of many. Keep taking away money, and see what happens to job interests. I love how careless the thinking is these days...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    I don't think we should raise doctor salaries. Instead, I think we should make all education for medical practitioners paid for by the public and medical students and doctors have to work in public hospitals for a number of years. That way, they don't have to go so deep into debt to practice medicine.
    I don't know about other states, but in Texas you can go through med school free, yes, free, if you're qualified.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Tahiti, Cabo San Lucas, Alcapulco, Hawaii, Paris...
    Hahaha. The last one made me laugh. Read about the French medical system please.
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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    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.
    So, they're leaving anyway, under 'privatized' care. The gravy train is over for some of them, because they can't just just send off some list of outrageous charges that go unquestioned any more.

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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
    Let me get this straight - your argument is that doctors didn't use to get rich back when all of their patients came from private insurance, but now are getting rich thanks to an infusion of barely (if at all) profitable clients?
    I never said a thing about private insurance. Before Medicare and Medicaid came along, in the 1960's or so, doctors mostly got paid in cash or kind, and even today, if a doctor or a dentist knows you have no insurance and can only pay cash, or like me, pays cash anyway, their bill magically becomes a lot smaller. Not many people had 'private insurance', except for management and some workers under a union contract.

    Interesting theory. Care to explain the many, many doctors who refuse to take Medicare/aid at all? Under your theory they should be dead broke, yet in reality, they're the richest of all.
    Not that many are refusing; some are just whining because Medicare no longer just automatically pays them whatever they want, and if you think many were not padding their bills, I doubt you will ever get anything straight, especially if you think Medicare has been, or is now, 'barely profitable'.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Hahaha. The last one made me laugh. Read about the French medical system please.
    Being illiterate, he also obviously doesn't know those other places already have all the docs they need.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Hahaha. The last one made me laugh. Read about the French medical system please.
    UHHHHHHHH........ I'm thinking these doctors might not give a **** about the French Medical system in their retirement, but.......




























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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
    Being illiterate, he also obviously doesn't know those other places already have all the docs they need.
    You guys are a real (stupid) hoot....

    Notice they were all nice places to retire or vacation?

    **** no........ you guys have way too much invested in your partisan hackery to recognize a joke if it came up and bit you on the balls.

    Carry on....... we are all laughing our asses off at you.
    Last edited by Crunch; 03-17-10 at 07:36 PM.
    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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