Doctors flee Puerto Rico for US mainland

Doctors flee Puerto Rico for US mainland

There are 100 comments on the KTEN-TV Denison story from Apr 17, 2013, titled Doctors flee Puerto Rico for US mainland. In it, KTEN-TV Denison reports that:

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Going to the doctor in Puerto Rico has for years often meant getting in line.

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Gitano

Miami, FL

#1 Apr 17, 2013
Interesting article, the current politicians, officials and police brass in PR have failed the people, if things continue as is ,the only one left there will be Jorge.

"The exodus of doctors is part of a larger wave of professionals who have left the U.S. island territory in recent years, settling in states such as Florida and New York, where there is a big demand for bilingual workers, especially police and nurses. Many Puerto Ricans also seek to escape a wave of violent crime and higher cost of living. Almost a million more Puerto Ricans now live on the mainland than on the island."

Since: Dec 12

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#2 Apr 18, 2013
Interesting info Gitano, thanks for sharing. My question is what is going on in Puerto Rico that are making a lot of residents leave including doctors is the pay bad or something?
Yes

Flushing, NY

#3 Apr 18, 2013
mystersilence it is part of the problem that salary is low while the cost of living is going up forcing people to leave.
Gitano

Miami, FL

#4 Apr 18, 2013
Yes wrote:
mystersilence it is part of the problem that salary is low while the cost of living is going up forcing people to leave.
"Yes" are you from PR ?.I am from Bayside, Queens.

One of the couples in my area ,retired in PR , they both worked in hotel industry he was a manager and she ran the restuarant.

They told me the cost of living has simply sky rocketed with no end in sight and utility bills are absurd , they found Miami much cheaper.

They call it a place with huge potential but run by self serving trash, same as I call it for Miami . We hit it off like that.

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#5 Apr 18, 2013
This has been on going problem. The fact that a state gets reimbursed 70% of the Medicare costs while a territory is only reimbursed 30-40% is another big problem. Doctors simply cannot afford to practice on the island.

BTW, MysterySilence are you a model?
Gitano

Miami, FL

#6 Apr 18, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
This has been on going problem. The fact that a state gets reimbursed 70% of the Medicare costs while a territory is only reimbursed 30-40% is another big problem. Doctors simply cannot afford to practice on the island.
BTW, MysterySilence are you a model?
You know I thought about modeling but sadly I just can not fill out a pair of briefs or speedos .
Gitano

Miami, FL

#7 Apr 18, 2013
Oooops my bad, I see you were asking mystery.

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#8 Apr 18, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
This has been on going problem. The fact that a state gets reimbursed 70% of the Medicare costs while a territory is only reimbursed 30-40% is another big problem. Doctors simply cannot afford to practice on the island.
BTW, MysterySilence are you a model?
Wow 30-40% that's it?? That's nuts.
Actually, I've done some modeling in the past nothing major LOL...this pic is obviously not one of my professional ones, i was not dedicated enough to actually pursue it, its too competitive plus I'm only 5'6 so all I could do is print/commercial modeling.

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#9 Apr 18, 2013
Gitano wrote:
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You know I thought about modeling but sadly I just can not fill out a pair of briefs or speedos .
ROTFLMAO you're too much haha
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#10 Apr 18, 2013
Why is there so much hate against Puerto Rico?

So many negative threads and interest on everything bad happening to us, Puerto Rican.

Hate, hate, hate everywhere, there is much hate!

Since: Oct 12

West Islip, NY

#11 Apr 18, 2013
mysterysilence wrote:
<quoted text> Wow 30-40% that's it?? That's nuts.
Actually, I've done some modeling in the past nothing major LOL...this pic is obviously not one of my professional ones, i was not dedicated enough to actually pursue it, its too competitive plus I'm only 5'6 so all I could do is print/commercial modeling.
ROFL at Gitano's comments about speedo modeling! LOL

Models are usually of a certain height? I had no idea about that. Interesting!

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#12 Apr 18, 2013
Who is hating on Puerto Rico??? Remember what you told me? "Reality bites and hard"

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#13 Apr 18, 2013
LongIslander1987 wrote:
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ROFL at Gitano's comments about speedo modeling! LOL
Models are usually of a certain height? I had no idea about that. Interesting!
Yes, high fashion models are 5'9 to about 6'0 tall. Kate moss was one of the lucky ones she's about 5'7 but for commercial modeling which is mostly Print (photos) you don't have to be that tall

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#14 Apr 18, 2013
mysterysilence wrote:
<quoted text> Yes, high fashion models are 5'9 to about 6'0 tall. Kate moss was one of the lucky ones she's about 5'7 but for commercial modeling which is mostly Print (photos) you don't have to be that tall
Very nice Photo
mystery .You do look like a model :)
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#15 Apr 18, 2013
mysterysilence wrote:
Who is hating on Puerto Rico??? Remember what you told me? "Reality bites and hard"
and you got mad at me...

I thought when a person complained about something it was because this same person would refrain from "falling" into that same behavior.

Now you know I have nothing against stateside 'Ricans"; I was just discussing our reality there.

Good that we finally got to an understanding!

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#16 Apr 18, 2013
Nubeluz wrote:
<quoted text>Very nice Photo
mystery .You do look like a model :)
aww Nube, thank you that's very sweet :)

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#17 Apr 18, 2013
Jorge wrote:
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and you got mad at me...
I thought when a person complained about something it was because this same person would refrain from "falling" into that same behavior.
Now you know I have nothing against stateside 'Ricans"; I was just discussing our reality there.
Good that we finally got to an understanding!
I got mad at the stereotypical statements. trust me I'm not falling into the same behavior, I have family in PR and would always wish the best for the island. I didn't say anything bad I just didn't know doctors were leaving its more of a curiosity. People are discussing some reality about PR what's the problem? Is that not ok?
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#18 Apr 18, 2013
mysterysilence wrote:
<quoted text> I got mad at the stereotypical statements. trust me I'm not falling into the same behavior, I have family in PR and would always wish the best for the island. I didn't say anything bad I just didn't know doctors were leaving its more of a curiosity. People are discussing some reality about PR what's the problem? Is that not ok?
Sure its ok, knocj yourself out!

This is a forum where everything (everything) ought to be discussed.

That has always been my point and main concern.

Some people like it, others....(not so much), get mad, personalize and even gang up against others (people are people; and there's nothing anyone can do about it!).

If discussing negative realities is being stereotypical, hey! you're free to think whatever you choose.

Since: Dec 12

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#19 Apr 18, 2013
So why is discussing this topic is referred to as hate??? Or other topics that have to do with crime in PR? I mean you do it all the time when discussing about New York and that's considered reality not stereotypical according to you, but if the attention it's towards PR is considered hate??? Hmmm Got'Cha
Jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#20 Apr 18, 2013
mysterysilence wrote:
So why is discussing this topic is referred to as hate??? Or other topics that have to do with crime in PR? I mean you do it all the time when discussing about New York and that's considered reality not stereotypical according to you, but if the attention it's towards PR is considered hate??? Hmmm Got'Cha
Hey, it is you who got mad at me, not the other way around...

I can care less what others think about my islands and its people.

We have so much going for us and there's so much positive here, that I what I try to do is improve our negative side by discussing it from each and every angle (which is what I've been doing for years).

Of course, serious discussions; not trying to be funny at our expense.

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