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"Thousands of doctors fired by United HealthCare"

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by LASTRESORT20, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

    Feb 22, 2005
    Republic of Texas
    Not a defense of the article title, which should have been "United HealthCare severs relationship with thousands of Doctors"........

    But the term fired is used a lot in the medical world, when it doesn't make sense. It is common to hear about a patient "firing his doctor", when the doctor wasn't employed by the patient. Or to hear about a doctor "firing" a patient by refusing to see them any more.

    Anyway, back to the melee
  2. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    Acme proving grounds.
    Drivers do accept/get trips from multiple companies,we have 10 permitted cab services.We also haul stuff that a driver hasta be TSA certified ta tender,if you wanta know I'll give ya a description.As far as "outta" network rates,it doesn't matter ,the city regulates our prices and the services we are allowed ta provide.Vouchers get the same per mile rates as John/Jane Doe pay.Kinda the same system,as far as paper goes that is.'08.

  3. I'll admit that I'm not intimate with how cab companies operate, so if my analogy doesn't work, ignore it. However, I have been a consultant in healthcare for 16 years.

    The simple point remains that the doctors were not fired in the traditional sense that an employer fires an employee.
  4. You guys from red states must run healthcare different than we do.

    Our local providers are actually excited about the coming changes. One of the local hospitals alone hired 80 more doctors to get ready for it.

    But then I'm in a blue state that's had an excellent public option for decades.

    Ironically we also contribute more tax money to the federal .gov than we get back. Not like all those Red State welfare queens.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2013
  5. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

    Feb 22, 2005
    Republic of Texas

    You are correct, none of these doctors were suddenly unemployed because an insurance company decided that they were not a preferred provider.
  6. coastal4974


    Nov 2, 2009
    We wont need all these doctors under DemocratCare. If you're not a congressman, senator or friend of the regime, you're going to see a PA except maybe for the autopsy.

    Soon we will have a healthcare system just as good as they have in cuba.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2013
  7. In my experience UnitedHealthCare tries to increase its profit by denying patients access to adequate health care. I had to change my doctor and the doctor I was referred was bottom of the barrel. He would not refer me to the specialist I had been seeing for several years and insisted I see the ones in his network. He also refused to do things my previous GP had done and instead referred me to more specialists. This would have been a waste of my time, my money, and the taxpayers money, but he insisted. When I tried to get off of UnitedHealthCare, they told me I couldn't for several months. That meant more inadequate health care for several months. They lied of course. I called Medicare and they took me off of UnitedHealthCare. UnitedHealthCare is part of Medicare Part C. It cost tax payers more than regular Medicare. In my experience, Medicare Part C helps on one but the insurance companies. it should be abolished.
  8. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

    Feb 22, 2005
    Republic of Texas
  9. Revvv


    Jan 28, 2010
    I like my doc and I will keep my doc until he calls it quits in the profession. I am self pay and will continue to pay rather than use insurance for my general practicioner (spelling? ).

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  10. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    What a sickening video.
  11. ICARRY2

    ICARRY2 NRA Life Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    What exactly would a single payer system look like and how would it operate? Not that I'm in favor of it. Just curious what it would look like. Medicare for everyone?
  12. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

    Feb 22, 2005
    Republic of Texas
    Everyone has to belong to the government plan, and they would be the only payer. You could force everyone to Obamacare, Medicare or a new Hillarycare. How remains to be seen, but that is the goal.
  13. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

    Cut the money off. Please. It doesn't go anywhere but to the one third of red states' populations that vote Democrat anyway.

    Please, please, please. Ask your representative to cut the federal spigot off to the red states.

    Please throw us into that briar patch.
  14. VA or active duty military health care - two single payer plans for some reason never discussed in the ObamaCare context.

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