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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by meathead19, Dec 4, 2012.
America deserves what she votes for.
Get in line early. The lines are gonna get long.
It's really sad though. I didn't vote for this nor did anyone I personally know.
But it's going to happen.
That article seems to confuse PRIMARY CARE and INTERNAL MEDICINE. Most internal medicine types are specialists, to whom the primary care types (GP, FP, etc.) refer patients after initial treatment. The approaching crisis is in primary care, not the internal medicine specialties.
A recent house guest was a Cardiologist from a major midwest city with 20 years experience. He was in Las Vegas attending cosmetic surgery seminars. During an exercise walk he explained that he's preparing himself to move his practice to cosmetics as much as possible. They are private pay procedures with no insurance company or government agency to determine his prices.
I have a strongly suspect that others will be seeking other options or just leaving the profession for early retirement. We are so screwed.
I BELIEVE internal med is considered primary care with some students going on from internal med or within internal med to specialties.
EX: friend is an endocrinologist. I BELIEVE she was internal med and fellowship trained in endo
Hair plugs. Tell him to go hair plugs.
Save a bald man's life and he's grateful. Give him hair again and he's indebted to you for eternity.
It's all Bush's fault...
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A bit off topic here, but first off I didn't vote for him nor do I favor his health care plan. Having said that I thought insurance company's can't deny you for previous medical conditions or is this not in effect yet? The reason I say this is a friend of mine works part time, her husband works full time but his job doesn't offer insurance. She said she applied for medical insurance and was denied because she is Bipolar, needs some happy pills, and since she had a non cancerous lump removed from her breast she was also denied. Can she be denied for these conditions? If the part that you can't be denied is in effect what can she do now?
My neighbor is a Neurologist. I asked him, the other day, what he thought about Obamacare. He said most of the MD's he knows will be switching to private pay only treatment. I think this is only the tip of the iceberg.
My wife had a heart valve replaced about 4 yrs. ago. It was a bovine valve which means that it will have to be redone in 5 to 10 yrs. She will be 75-80 yrs. old. Now she's worried with the new coverage, it won't be covered. It cost between one-half and one million dollars by the time she was done with therapy. Good luck with that!
Which insurance paid for it initially?
I remember in the late 80's, when Sy Spirling was on TV every half hour ON the half hour and AIDS was an epidemic.
The US spent more $ per year on hair regrowth than on AIDS research.
Go bald, young man, go bald!
Though Obamacare doesn't address dentistry, dentists are anticipating that starting in 2013 people will begin dropping their dental premium due to rising healthcare premiums, causing more dentists to transition their offices into hair salons and day spas.
Sweet, am out almost 600k to be able to open a tanning salon/teeth whiting office. Maybe I can market it to wedding parties.
This isn't anything new, I remember hearing a few years ago that were people saying we'd be short on doctors around this time or shortly after.
Stuff like this should go to Referendum and let the people have a say. The outcome may not be different but still.....
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It's about to get cut throat. Be nimble
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That isn't even close to the real down side - the problems is, medicine is no longer going to be a career that attracts the "best and brightest" - so lower quality students will finally be able to get into medical school and, if it gets bad enough, the admission standards can get pretty low. If a school has a couple of hundred seats to fill, they will get filled...with somebody. Right away, the good doctors may be retiring or changing their practices, but in 20 years the really good ones will no longer exist.
Exactly. The price of the degree is going up and there is nothing but downward pressure on the future earnings.