Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...
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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#868378 Mar 5, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
get ready for a 2 tier medical system
When demand exceeds supply, doctors have a great deal of flexibility about who they see and when they see them. Not surprisingly, they tend to see those patients first who pay the highest fees. A New York Times survey of dermatologists in 2008 for example, found an extensive two-tiered system. For patients in need of services covered by Medicare, the typical wait to see a doctor was two or three weeks, and the appointments were made by answering machine.
However, for Botox and other treatments not covered by Medicare (and for which patients pay the market price out of pocket), appointments to see those same doctors were often available on the same day, and they were made by live receptionists.
As physicians increasingly have to allocate their time, patients in plans that pay below-market prices will likely wait longest. Those patients will be the elderly and the disabled on Medicare, low-income families on Medicaid, and (if the Massachusetts model is followed) people with subsidized insurance acquired in ObamaCare's newly created health insurance exchanges.
Their wait will only become longer as more and more Americans turn to concierge medicine for their care. Although the model differs from region to region and doctor to doctor, concierge medicine basically means that patients pay doctors to be their agents, rather than the agents of third-party-payers such as insurance companies or government bureaucracies.
For a fee of roughly $1,500 to $2,000, for example, a Medicare patient can form a new relationship with a doctor. This usually includes same day or next-day appointments. It also usually means that patients can talk with their physicians by telephone and email. The physician helps the patient obtain tests, make appointments with specialists and in other ways negotiate an increasingly bureaucratic health-care system.
Here is the problem. A typical primary-care physician has about 2,500 patients (according to a 2009 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), but when he opens a concierge practice, he'll typically take about 500 patients with him (according to MDVIP, the largest organization of concierge doctors): That's about all he can handle, given the extra time and attention those patients are going to expect. But the 2,000 patients left behind now must find another physician. So in general, as concierge care grows, the strain on the rest of the system will become greater.
I predict that in the next several years concierge medicine will grow rapidly, and every senior who can afford one will have a concierge doctor. A lot of non-seniors will as well. We will quickly evolve into a two-tiered health-care system, with those who can afford it getting more care and better care.
In the meantime, the most vulnerable populations will have less access to care than they had before ObamaCare became law.
Wall Street Journal, August 2012
Jane's the concierge of Queensbridge, distributing the NYPost door to door.
Florida

Elk City, OK

#868379 Mar 5, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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It's obvious you are just run of the mill stupid. An Obama voter, for sure.
LOL.. "No Surprize" post farting in his rear view mirror, in his own gaseous, tailpipe wind storm. Sometimes "No Surprize" has to do more with his mouth than just polish head...
GeneSimmons

United States

#868380 Mar 5, 2013
OUt of ALL OF THEESE 802000 POSTS..,
READ THE VERY FIRST ONE !!
Its HAS COME TO PASS ... That our taxes HAVE skyrocketed !
And our military IS being downsized !
OBAMA IS A PATHETIC JOKE !
STUPIDEST , MOST UNQUALIFIED PRESIDENT IN AMERICAS HISTORY !
A total ASSCLOWN !!
The whole world Knows it !
TSM

El Paso, TX

#868381 Mar 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
1) Show me those51 Democrat Senators in 2007 & 2008.
RealDave let’s focus here it’s a simple question…Who was the Majority in 2007-2008?

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#868382 Mar 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Funny how Europeans have doctors. They even make good money.
You're such a lying POS!

"Plans are underway to boost the number of medical students at Swiss universities to offset an expected shortage of doctors and limit the influx of foreign practitioners. However, it is not clear who will foot the bill for the additional courses."

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"A shortage of junior doctors to start work in hospitals this August is forcing the NHS to try to recruit from India, the BBC has learned. " : "The National Health Service (NHS) is the shared name of three of the four publicly funded healthcare systems in the United Kingdom"

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"Living in a small ‘city’ can be tough but that is Norway – everyone lives in a small city.’They’ say that Norway is up there with quality of life, even the best, but how can it be so if there are no doctors available? I live in a normal small city, it is the largest city in Finnmark county, and yet there are no doctors who will accept anymore on their patient lists."

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"Many of the vacant posts will be filled by locums or agency doctors on a short-term basis where needs are critical. However, pressures on the HSE budget because of cost overruns are likely to lead to cuts in spending on agency staff for the rest of the year.

The HSE spent almost €2 million recruiting junior doctors from India and Pakistan to plug gaps in the health service, Minister for Health James Reilly revealed earlier this year. The spend included about €169,000 on flights. However, less than half of those who came to Ireland passed an examination set by the Medical Council, and most of those subsequently left Ireland. The HSE paid the doctors €2,500 a month during the interim period."

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"Germany's worsening doctor shortage means there could be 7000 fewer general practitioners by 2020 than there are today,"
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#868383 Mar 5, 2013
Appeals court upholds 50-year prison term of Miami Medicare scammer



Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/04/3266794...
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#868384 Mar 5, 2013
Hey Flackstredomus, how much snow should I expect to get tomorrow?
Florida

Elk City, OK

#868385 Mar 5, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
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That's all you do.
LOL.. "No Surprize" post farting in his rear view mirror, in his own gaseous, tailpipe wind storm. Sometimes "No Surprize" has to do more with his mouth than just polish head...
dem

Chicago, IL

#868386 Mar 5, 2013
TSM wrote:
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RealDave let’s focus here it’s a simple question…Who was the Majority in 2007-2008?
DumbfkDave needs to be spoon fed - good work. You have more patience than most.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#868387 Mar 5, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
What's up morans, normal people? What's the latest scoop? What are the people saying? Who's got the word on the street?
Janes mad that her medicare doesn't cover botox
Carol's still whining about Harry Reids "speaks like a Negro" comment from 4 years ago
Eman is in favor of abstinence ed for teens
and Jimmy is still a fking ahole pretending not to be Gunner
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#868388 Mar 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Abstinence-only education does not lead to abstinent behavior, UGA researchers find
http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/abstinen...
when all you have is a Hahaha.....you should Hahaha
Most responsible parents prefer that their teenage daughters practice abstinence.

Your culture may be different.
dem

Chicago, IL

#868389 Mar 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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studies?
so should i just Hahaha?
Sonicfktard get confused when one discusses studies. Sonicfktard only understands copy & paste of mindless liberal website propoganda.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#868390 Mar 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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You're a moran to the nth degree. Rick Scott should be serving life in prison and all that stolen money seized by the government.
you need to defend drug dealers/users is not normal.
dem

Chicago, IL

#868391 Mar 5, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
Hey Flackstredomus, how much snow should I expect to get tomorrow?
Hi Florida!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#868392 Mar 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Funny how Europeans have doctors. They even make good money.
In at least some European countries, it is necessary to pay the doctor cash (under the table) to receive supposedly free medical care.
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#868393 Mar 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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A Republican would not be capable of being that polite; as witnessed by the likes of your brethren on here.
What's your argument? You continually harness your inner white supremacist views and then attempt to deny you have them.
Why is that?
lily loves the race card ... and above all, being a "polite" democrat ... BwhahahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHHAAH. ..
Homer 2016

Bethlehem, PA

#868394 Mar 5, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Janes mad that her medicare doesn't cover botox
Carol's still whining about Harry Reids "speaks like a Negro" comment from 4 years ago
Eman is in favor of abstinence ed for teens
and Jimmy is still a fking ahole pretending not to be Gunner
So pretty much same old same old, thanks for the update Lily.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#868395 Mar 5, 2013
The family of Marco McMillian, a 33 year-old openly gay candidate for mayor of Clarksdale, Mississippi released a statement yesterday saying that he was beaten and set on fire before his lifeless body was dumped near a river. Last Thursday, police arrested a 22-year old man who, like McMillian, is African-American and charged him with the mayoral candidate’s murder. Although the motive for the murder remains unknown, the circumstances of the murder suggest a possible anti-gay hate crime. According to the family,“[w]e feel this was not a random act of violence based on the condition of the body when it was found.”

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/03/04/1...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#868396 Mar 5, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Last week, the doctor arranged a CT for my wife. The Medial Center called & told her she needed to bring $100.00 Cash or else they would turn her away.
And we have good Health Insurance.
What about those who have none or a lesser policy and didn't have that $100 or more since their deductible could have been much higher?
The idea you fricken dunbasses think everyone get medical care today shows just how GD stupid you are.
If your wife is ill enough to require a CT, why quibble?

The $100 is likely a co-pay, not a deductible, and in any event is chicken feed.

Most medical facilities prefer not to be paid in cash. Doesn't dumbass Dave have a credit card?
Florida

Elk City, OK

#868397 Mar 5, 2013
dem wrote:
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Sonicfktard get confused when one discusses studies. Sonicfktard only understands copy & paste of mindless liberal website propoganda.
Your double-minded approach seems to help keep you irresponsible and unaccountable stupid and drunk on your own ignorance, forever enslaved to idiot... you loser...
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