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

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    I do not know what to think about this..
    Is this a good method?
    It seems to be.
    And the patients, the most important ones, how do they endure?
    If they have private insurance they can go to any doctor or hospital they like (if that doctor or hospital accept their insurer). The majority of the doctors working time is on private patients for profit, and their overheads are greatly reduced as the state pays for all of their staff facilities etc as part of the hospital that they would be building and staffing anyway.
    The public patients benifit through access to top doctors. The private patients benifit by being able to see said doctors faster, and the further ability to use any kind of treatment they like, not just the ones available from state funds.

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

    BTW, have 50% of the doctors quit then? Do we have a list who said they would because we should start chucking those jerks out onto the street ASAP.
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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Well my dad is a doctor and he quit. Not because of the Healthcare Bill, but he still quit his job. So is that like a minor victory?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    BTW, have 50% of the doctors quit then? Do we have a list who said they would because we should start chucking those jerks out onto the street ASAP.
    Agreed. But I don't believe anywhere near that will leave, if anyone. Isn't going to happen.

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

    The poll is bogus. It won't be 50% but there will be a % that retires early or decides not to go to medical school and we'll end up with less doctors.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    The poll is bogus. It won't be 50% but there will be a % that retires early or decides not to go to medical school and we'll end up with less doctors.
    That is true, but I believe it is more because it is stressful to be a doctor because of lawsuits more than because of this bill. That is why I am in favor of tort reform, because it may not cost a lot of money, but after a while it takes its toll on the doctors and they begin to not want to continue to work and begin to put themselves under a lot of stress over every case.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    The poll is bogus. It won't be 50% but there will be a % that retires early or decides not to go to medical school and we'll end up with less doctors.
    At which point an intelligent government would start to cover more of the costs of medical school, allowing for more potential people to enter the proffession

    I wish the Alberta government would do that more for Nursing and for Doctors
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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post

    just like canada, where the doc shortage has been, apparently, a huge problem for a long, long time

    as for languages---my sainted mother very recently had a tia, or mini stroke

    she's doing great! today

    but in doing a search for geriatric specialists out here in california where i want to move her so i can take care of her i discovered that of the 8 geriatric specialists at john muir (which is less than 5 minutes from my home), 4 spoke foreign tongues----pharsee, vietnamese, tagalog and hindi

    at kaiser, my provider, gosh, just about every doc i've seen has been foreign born, which is exciting

    my mother loves indian doctors, she feels they are very "intuitive"

    you know how moms are, once they get an idea in their heads

    thanks for your civility and class, lord

    and give my best, sincerely, to your mother

    mothers are precious, the pompous prof's topmost priority
    Well my mother has had series of medical issues

    A serious car crash which nearly removed her foot (the first person in Canada to get a stainless steel ankle joint).

    A few back operations to fuse disks due to distintigrating vertebrea(sp)

    Breast Cancer a few years ago, ( cleared up)

    And most recently Cataracts

    I thank god for universal health in this case, as she never had a high paying job, was left deeply in debt when my father died (on the job) and had to raise two childern under the age of 3.
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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    i understand

    give her my sincere best

    i love your mother, if that's ok with you

    she sounds like a genuine hero

    first stainless steel ankle, huh?

    how cool

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    i understand

    give her my sincere best

    i love your mother, if that's ok with you

    she sounds like a genuine hero

    first stainless steel ankle, huh?

    how cool
    I love your mother as well

    I never wish ill on a persons mother (provided she was a good one).

    They generally take most of the crap their kids can deal out and still love them

    She is doing good, she can see better now then I do (very near sighted)
    I wish for the best for yours as well
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