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Karl

Sharon Center, OH

#41 Nov 24, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
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The Medicare cartel?
AMA and Medicare cap the number of doctors allowed to be trained at medical schools.

It's a cartel
Karl

Sharon Center, OH

#42 Nov 24, 2012
notlocal

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#43 Nov 24, 2012
Wait what wrote:
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I had two close family members die in a car accident for lack of seatbelt use, so I'm quite familiar with the results of no seatbelts. Of course, since it wouldn't be a horrific reminder to you that's all that matters.
First, I am so sorry that you lost someone, let alone two, in an MVA. Sudden deaths are very traumatic and hard to wrap your mind around.

I see it this way, you tell your doctor you don't wear a seatbelt, it goes into your history, your auto insurance company gets your records since it's all going to be public record, and your auto , life and health insurance premiums increase. Plus it's against the law in most all states, so you might get a substancial fine. No privacy.

Are doctor's going to have to ask if you carry your pet, text or use your cellphone driving? How far you live from a oil well, refinery or coal mine? When's it stop? How many agencies get your information?

Now I have a friend with over 200 classic cars, most with just lap belts. He will NOT wear a lap belt because when he was 18 he was in an accident and would have been fine if the lap belt had not broken two vertebrae. I understand. In fact, I don't like lap belts because of that either.
notlocal

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#44 Nov 24, 2012
Karl wrote:
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AMA and Medicare cap the number of doctors allowed to be trained at medical schools.
It's a cartel
I didn't know that. I have one friend, an gas passer,(anesthesiologist) that went to med school overseas and did his internship and residency at John Hopkins in Baltimore. Maybe that's why.

He's head of a hospital in Georgia now.
notlocal

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#45 Nov 24, 2012
Karl wrote:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/ 2012-08-29/doctor-shortage-may -swell-to-130-000-with-u-s-cap .html
Tom Price for Speaker
Well, ditto. That article is an eye opener. Thanks. But Obamacare lowers the fees doctors and hospitals will receive for medicare and medicaid patients, so there is less chance doctors will accept it, more chance they'll leave their practices, and greater chance some will go to another country to practice.

I know one surgeon that hasn't accepted medicare for five years. It was taking him 24 months to be reimbursed. Obamacare isn't going to improve that.

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#46 Nov 24, 2012
notlocal wrote:
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She's not telling lies, and oh, what fun we'd have with a malpractice suit for that.
You're an idiot.
Medical records are not being provided to the government.

Screenings are not being used to gather personal information for the President.

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#47 Nov 24, 2012
Karl wrote:
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AMA and Medicare cap the number of doctors allowed to be trained at medical schools.
It's a cartel
How?

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Since: Jan 12

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#48 Nov 24, 2012
notlocal wrote:
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First, I am so sorry that you lost someone, let alone two, in an MVA. Sudden deaths are very traumatic and hard to wrap your mind around.
I see it this way, you tell your doctor you don't wear a seatbelt, it goes into your history, your auto insurance company gets your records since it's all going to be public record, and your auto , life and health insurance premiums increase. Plus it's against the law in most all states, so you might get a substancial fine. No privacy.
Are doctor's going to have to ask if you carry your pet, text or use your cellphone driving? How far you live from a oil well, refinery or coal mine? When's it stop? How many agencies get your information?
Now I have a friend with over 200 classic cars, most with just lap belts. He will NOT wear a lap belt because when he was 18 he was in an accident and would have been fine if the lap belt had not broken two vertebrae. I understand. In fact, I don't like lap belts because of that either.
Medical records are not going to become public record.
notlocal

AOL

#49 Nov 24, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
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Medical records are not being provided to the government.
Screenings are not being used to gather personal information for the President.
You're wrong. Obama and anyone else who can profit or destroy by using the information. But you're the big socialist, so it won't matter to you.
Your attitude will be "I have nothing to hide," missing completely the whole breach of the constitution and invasion of privacy. That's your mindset. It's search and seizure without going to the trouble of getting a warrant.

And having set that precedent, what liberty falls next?
notlocal

AOL

#50 Nov 24, 2012
I have a thought. Since Obamacare is going to be the law of the land, do physicians and health providers need malpractice insurance any longer or does the government cover any claims against them since they are the ones making the rules?

My niece works three months to pay malpractice insurance, and she's never had a claim, and another three to pay taxes.

With Obamacare lowering her fees, and higher taxation, it will make no sense for her to practice anymore.
Karl

Sharon Center, OH

#51 Nov 24, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
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How?
There is a cap that restricts the amount of Medicare dollars spent on residency programs. This restricts the number of doctors that can be trained.
Karl

Sharon Center, OH

#52 Nov 24, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
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Medical records are not going to become public record.
We have already seen tax records become de-facto public records, if they can leak the stuff on Joe the Plumber, they'll leak a guy's medical records to do him in like Eagleton.
Wait what

Columbus, OH

#53 Nov 24, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
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Medical records are not going to become public record.
Yes and no. Number 3:

https://www.privacyrights.org/fs/fs8-med.htm
Wait what

Columbus, OH

#54 Nov 24, 2012
notlocal wrote:
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First, I am so sorry that you lost someone, let alone two, in an MVA. Sudden deaths are very traumatic and hard to wrap your mind around.
I see it this way, you tell your doctor you don't wear a seatbelt, it goes into your history, your auto insurance company gets your records since it's all going to be public record, and your auto , life and health insurance premiums increase. Plus it's against the law in most all states, so you might get a substancial fine. No privacy.
Are doctor's going to have to ask if you carry your pet, text or use your cellphone driving? How far you live from a oil well, refinery or coal mine? When's it stop? How many agencies get your information?
Now I have a friend with over 200 classic cars, most with just lap belts. He will NOT wear a lap belt because when he was 18 he was in an accident and would have been fine if the lap belt had not broken two vertebrae. I understand. In fact, I don't like lap belts because of that either.
Thank you. I have heard of people who don't wear seat belts and why they make that choice.

Anyway, moving on...the asking of the question reminds me of when the W-2 forms were printed with boxes for insurance information, and when people went nuts about it they were told it was nothing. Of course, in 2014 those boxes must be completed OR ELSE.

Nothing is done without a reason. I highly doubt my doctor spends time going over my symptoms and trying to match those up with whether or not I wear my seat belt. Just for the record, I do wear it - but I really don't understand why that question has to go on my record. Don't you already have to notify the car insurance company of such? You know, anti-theft devices, seat belt use, etc.?
Wait what

Columbus, OH

#55 Nov 24, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
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Medical records are not being provided to the government.
Screenings are not being used to gather personal information for the President.
That's not true under the Patriot Act. If the government requests your medical records, they get them - and they don't have to explain why.
Wait what

Columbus, OH

#56 Nov 24, 2012
...and you'll never know they requested them.
Wait what

Columbus, OH

#57 Nov 24, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
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Medical records are not being provided to the government.
Screenings are not being used to gather personal information for the President.
From the ACLU, dated 2003. Since the Patriot Act has been expanded under Obama...well, if you can find me where he has struck these down please post.

http://www.aclu.org/technology-and-liberty/fa...
VADoc

Warrenville, SC

#58 Nov 25, 2012
notlocal wrote:
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As I said in an earlier post, it appears medicaid patients see doctors and require many more tests than a regular working person with private insurance. Crazy. I don't know if the government is CTA from lawsuits, or the unemployed are bored or hypochondriacs.
You know it's a 'can't win' for the hospitals. The insurer is pushing them to discharge as quickly as possible, they can't follow up on the patient's homecare, yet if they re-admit, Obama fines them. And if they don't re-admit, they are sued by the patient or the patient's family.
No wonder so many docs are getting out of the business. This has got to go down as the most poorly written legislation in history. And completely partisan.
You just summed up the major issues with our healthcare system.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#59 Nov 25, 2012
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Mike

Columbus, OH

#60 Nov 25, 2012
Spookstillhere f trolls wrote:
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Stronger narcotics are available without prescription for recreational use in Amsterdam.
Well I went to the joint over a non-narcotic anyway Bro.
Tramadol

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