View Poll Results: Is "Obamacare" good for America?

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  • Yes, it's an overall positive for America

    14 42.42%
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    14 42.42%
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    Re: "Obamacare"

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    What scares me is the supposed long lines. Long lines... regarding waiting for treatment.

    I have heard stories about Canada's healthcare system, and others, and if such will be the same here then I don't like it.

    Say I cut my finger off. How long, do you reckon, must I wait for treatment if there's a long line?
    If you cut your finger off today, in many emergency rooms you will wait hours.,,.and hours. Emergency medicine sucks. Know why? Because so many people without assets and insurance use the emergency room as their family doctors. The doctors and nurses in two of our major hospitals in the Chicago area are complacent and jaded because of it. I'd guess it's the same all over the country.
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    Re: "Obamacare"

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    What scares me is the supposed long lines. Long lines... regarding waiting for treatment.

    I have heard stories about Canada's healthcare system, and others, and if such will be the same here then I don't like it.

    Say I cut my finger off. How long, do you reckon, must I wait for treatment if there's a long line?
    Helathcare wait times are complicated and involve many specific factors. The U.S. does has shorter wait times for non-critical and elective surgery. Its about equal with Canada on emergency room waiting, like your finger loss scenario. The U.S. is actually somewhat worse when it comes to getting medical care on holidays or after hours. Regional differences in the U.S. and Canada are quite immense in addition to the specific sort of treatment you are seeking.

    As far as the impact of the Affordable Care Act goes, people will newly obtained health insurance will head to hospitals rather than waiting for emergency care. That will probably lead to a longer wait at the doctors office, but a shorter wait at the emergency room.

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