Your future with Obamacare

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“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#1 Nov 26, 2012
One of Obamacare's big selling points is that it will save money. Well...here is the future with Obamacare. No more office visits with your doctor.

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END OF THE DOCTOR'S SURGERY

Jeremy Hunt is planning for doctors to assess patients via iPads

Sunday November 25,2012

By Ted Jeory

A BID to save nearly £3billion by slashing appointments with a doctor and treating patients via computer will put lives at risk, ministers were warned.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is planning a technological revolution that could spell the end of the traditional doctor’s surgery.

A new system of “virtual clinics” is being planned in which GPs connect with patients via iPads and Skype, an idea that NHS bosses are importing from India.

The reforms would save £2.9billion “almost immediately” and improve the lives of most patients, for example by avoiding the need to find child care during appointments, Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter said last week.

However, critics are concerned the initiative would create a two-tier NHS in which the less technologically able, particularly the elderly, would be left behind.

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham called the plan “dangerous”, while Age UK said cutting the number of personal appointments would erode the vital trust between doctor and patient.

We need to harness and better utilise more modern types of technology such as telehealth and mobile technology

The ideas, contained in a Health Department report called Digital First, include arming community nurses with iPads in rural areas and making more use of Skype video calling between GPs and patients. There will be more online assessments “augmented” with video calls.

Mobile phone “apps” will be used to access lab reports and health records and negative test results will be sent by text messages rather than delivered in person. Mr Hunt, who made a fortune by creating an internet company, believes that while mobile broadband technology is revolutionising most walks of life, there is a problem once ­people encounter the relatively antiquated systems of the NHS.

The Government is trying to fill a £20billion NHS funding gap and health chiefs want to reduce “needless” appointments that clog up staff time.

Patients would be encouraged not to attend GPs’ surgeries, firstly by telephone assessments and then by video links. NHS bosses have been examining practices in India where video-conferencing has proved successful with some patients.

In a Westminster debate last week, Dr Poulter said 15 million people with long-term conditions accounted for 70 per cent of all in-patient beds.“Many such ­hospital stays could be avoided through better management, including the better use of mobile technologies, to prevent people from becoming so unwell in the first place that they need to be admitted to hospital.

“We need to harness and better utilise more modern types of technology such as telehealth and mobile technology to support people better in their own homes and to drive down the cost of care.

“About one-third of patients do not necessarily need a face-to-face GP appointment.” In a statement to the Sunday Express, he stated:“It is important to stress that patients who are unwell and need to see their GP will still always have quality face-to-face time with them.

“The Government also recognises that not everyone, particularly frail older people, will have easy access to the internet.”

However, Age UK’s boss Michelle Mitchell warned:“Many people of all ages still prefer human contact.

“It also gives the medical professional the chance to recognise health issues that may not be obvious from a distance.”

Katherine Murphy, chief executive of the Patients Association, said:“The telehealth agenda must be driven by a desire to improve clinical outcomes and patient care, not the Government’s plans to save £20billion.”

Mr Burnham warned:“Older people who don’t have access to the internet will lose out.”

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#2 Nov 26, 2012
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/360369/En...

Here is the link to the above story.
Whites R Stupid

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Nov 26, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
Health insurance CEO Compensation For 2011:

Michael McCallister - Humana $7.3 Million ($20,000.00 Per day)

Mark Bertolini - Aetna -$10.5 Million (%28,767.00 Per Day)

Allen Wise - Coventry -$12.9 Million ($35,342.00 Per Day)

Angela Braly - Wellpoint -$13.2 Million ($36,164.00 Per Day)

Stephen Hemsley - United Health -$13.3 Million ($36,438.00 Per Day)

DAVID CORDANI: CIGNA -$19 MILIION ((!!!$52,000.00 PER DAY!!!!!)

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#4 Nov 26, 2012
Whites R Stupid wrote:
<quoted text>
Health insurance CEO Compensation For 2011:
Michael McCallister - Humana $7.3 Million ($20,000.00 Per day)
Mark Bertolini - Aetna -$10.5 Million (%28,767.00 Per Day)
Allen Wise - Coventry -$12.9 Million ($35,342.00 Per Day)
Angela Braly - Wellpoint -$13.2 Million ($36,164.00 Per Day)
Stephen Hemsley - United Health -$13.3 Million ($36,438.00 Per Day)
DAVID CORDANI: CIGNA -$19 MILIION ((!!!$52,000.00 PER DAY!!!!!)
So what?
Smart Liberal

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Nov 26, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
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So what?
So you are quite stupid if you don't understand the relevance.
Capt Crunch

Fountain Hills, AZ

#7 Nov 26, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
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So you are quite stupid if you don't understand the relevance.
Since you are smart enough to steal another posters name, perhaps you could explain the relevance.
Smart Liberal

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Nov 26, 2012
I have neither the time nor patience to explain anything to someone as ignorant as you.

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#9 Nov 26, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
I have neither the time nor patience to explain anything to someone as ignorant as you.
You are merely a dipsh*t spewing more of your crap. You make lots of claims but never offer any proof on anything.
Fred

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Nov 26, 2012
Says the Obamaphone guy.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#11 Nov 26, 2012
Poor TrashyLiar,

Alinski rules, AGAIN ???

Does it HERTZ, being my BYTCH ~!??? LMAOROTFU~!

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#12 Nov 26, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
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So you are quite stupid if you don't understand the relevance.
So your one of those communist who think people shouldn't get paid what the market place dictates. Obviously you don't have the talent or the education to demand that type of salary so your jealous of those who have. I understand, because frankly I am jealous I don't make that kind of bread, but I don't hold it against those who do and can! Another guilt ridden, white male, jealous of other success!
Fred

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Nov 26, 2012
Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>So your one of those communist who think people shouldn't get paid what the market place dictates. Obviously you don't have the talent or the education to demand that type of salary so your jealous of those who have. I understand, because frankly I am jealous I don't make that kind of bread, but I don't hold it against those who do and can! Another guilt ridden, white male, jealous of other success!
You can't even keep your story straight. One week you are a one percenter, the next you are middle class, some weeks you own a company.

You lie every chance you get.

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#14 Nov 26, 2012
Fred wrote:
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You can't even keep your story straight. One week you are a one percenter, the next you are middle class, some weeks you own a company.
You lie every chance you get.
Yeah, and he even drives a Corvair! Senile old fart probably forgot about that one.
Whites R Stupid

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Nov 26, 2012
Capt Crunch wrote:
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Since you are smart enough to steal another posters name, perhaps you could explain the relevance.
Their pay is why we (The consumer) gets screwed.
But some stupid redneck like you wouldn't understand that now, would you?
Put the moonshine down, Bubba
But you can thank us smart voters (Hey, that could be my new name) for ending CORPORATEcare.
Fred

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Nov 26, 2012
Thank you to all the "Smart Voter" for giving us Obamacare!

Really, thank you!
Smart Voter

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Nov 26, 2012
You can thank me for Obamacare!:)

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#18 Nov 26, 2012
Whites R Stupid wrote:
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Their pay is why we (The consumer) gets screwed.
But some stupid redneck like you wouldn't understand that now, would you?
Put the moonshine down, Bubba
But you can thank us smart voters (Hey, that could be my new name) for ending CORPORATEcare.
Bob, that jealousy will kill you eventually.
White R Stupid

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Nov 26, 2012
Smart Liberal wrote:
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Bob, that jealousy will kill you eventually.
Unless your stupidity gets you first.
Funeral Director

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Nov 26, 2012
Please take a moment of silence for the Angry White Male voter.

:)

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#21 Nov 26, 2012
Funeral Director wrote:
Please take a moment of silence for the Angry White Male voter.
:)
More racist comments. Well done Bob.

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