Doctor Posts Newspaper Notice: Closing Due to Obamacare

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    This is not capitalism! It is a form of fascism and it is sad you support it.

    I could waste money for our practice and buy unnecessary equipment that has a wow factor yet provides very little benefit to the patient other than...Wow that is cool. Forcing a business to purchase software they cannot afford benefits the patient very little. Now if you want to spend 2-5 minutes with a doctor who then has to fly into the next room by all means.

    Just do not try to call what is happening in medicine "capitalism"!
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    In defense of ACA, the EMR requirements were in place before ACA.
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    Kudos for the substance free but most alliterative post of the year!
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    It is capitalism, but perhaps not an idealized form that has never existed. But this is very much market driven. The big boys usually win in capitalism, because they can eat the small guys and can lobby the government to keep the rules in their favor.
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    You have no clue.

    Do you understand how easy it is to pick the phone up and fax or email information?

    For example. We have a patient in pain who needs a molar root canal. They are in a lot of pain. Our front desk calls one of the endodontists we refer to and checks for availability. If neccessarily we may call a second or third depending on the patients desire of how soon they want to get it fixed.

    If you are an allergic mess then buy a medical bracelet or if you find EHR vital to your service patronize a practice that provides that service. Don't sit here and run people out of business by force...
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    Yep. But this is "capitalism"... :rolleyes:
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    Thank you for defining it as quasi fascist and not capitalism...

    Now if you could just figure out what you wrote.
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    If this was market driven you would choose to patronize a medical practice for EHR's out of choice!
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    This is corporate driven to drive out competition...
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    You guys need to figure out in your critique whether a "mixed economy" is fascism or socialism. Really its neither, we live in a market driven capitalist economy. Perhaps there is a degree of state intervention that you find objectionable in it, but that makes it neither fascist or socialist by definition (or even quasi).
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    But corporations are just people right?
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    But if it was socialism or fascism then they would just absorb the losses of non EHRs to keep them in business to provide more supply of care rather than let the market eliminate it right (i.e. make care more abundant rather than scarce)?
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    As you stated (true except for they don't usually win in capitalism unless they are able to run government much like they are in healthcare) "The big boys usually win in capitalism, because they can eat the small guys and can lobby the government to keep the rules in their favor"...

    Quasi fascism my friend.

    We compete just fine with the big boys and win all the time. But we have not been forced into ridiculous mandates and regulations like GP's...
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    I'm curious how they got that #, is it because they think it will decrease duplicated tests? Perhaps it would if everybody was on the same system but, there are dozens of systems that are not interconnected.

    I think it will increase cost to the Gov and Ins co's, there are features in most EMR's that alert you to your level of coding(Bill amount), if you miss dotting an I or crossing a t it lets you know so that the charge is much less likely to be rejected by the ins/medicare or "down coded" to a low level of service.
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    I'm sure he has some Republicans as well.
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    ???
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    No. They want all the business. And removing successful doctors (competitors) is vital considering the difference in service between a corporate practice and independent practice.
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    Anyone can lobby the government, including corporations (which are to some extent treated like people). The rich and powerful just have more resources to do that lobbying. Isnt that the nature of the system we have? Were the founding fathers proto-fascists?
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    It was just a random Citizens United dig.
    No, most corporations aren't people. Most corporations are one person.

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