Doctors bail out on their practices

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    Another "sympathy for the best paid job in America" (by far, not counting NBA regulars) post? Pass me a hankie.
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    smh

    And this is why fascism is basically coming into full affect in the medical world...

    Fortunately dentistry is under the radar from the shift even though corporate dentistry is growing (at least the fascist aspect is not in full effect)...
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    Run along. A fake global warming thread needs your attention.
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    Ah yes...Row the one who thinks he should have a right to a doctors life for healthcare but one should not have a right to his life for shelter drives by...
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    Quite the dichotomy.
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    Seems like medicine is getting the same treatment other professions have in a capitalist, knowledge economy - need for increased specialization and skill building, and new models of labor displacing older craft/generalized models. Not surprising, its one of the biggest growth industries out there. The days of the local doctor making house calls are as quaint as those in which people bought evening news papers. I'm not sure why or how "fascism" enters the picture.
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    Medicare significantly reduced reimbursements in 2003 for chemotherapy drugs.

    Oh if you believe in the free market you shouldn't take Medicare
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    Right. Just pay into it your whole life. With a gun pointed to your head.
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    That's what happened here. The hospital bought out these large doctors groups. Not only that, they are the one that provide insurance as well which raises anti-trust grounds.
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    Yeah medicine needs the government/insurance companies/hospital management companies controlling healthcare...

    smh

    We will get there faster than people think now and I hope you have money...
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    Healthcare & medicine is a massive business intertwined with government, law, technology, the academy, global events, etc. I understand the fear of bigness, but with the shear number of people consuming healthcare, I can't see any other realistic posibility. I also don't see why if there is a demand for small private practitioners, that a new business model can't emerge to acommodate that demand as the medical industry changes.
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    There will be a demand for that and if you have money you will be able to afford it...

    Unfortunately that model is being squeezed to only service those with means. Concierge Medicine will be that model.
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    Sure. But this is true of nearly everthing. A Ford mass produced in Mexico costs less than a custom-made Lamborghini imported from Italy. Velveeta costs less than hand made artisanal cheese. It costs more to eat at a fancy steakhouse than at McDonalds.
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    Not a great analogy IMO though I agree the situation exists now but the difference is right now there are many solid options to receive quality care and service that are being squeezed out in a fascist way if you ask me.

    The big boys are basically squeezing the system to only benefit them.

    Just not a good situation if you ask me. But hey if we want fear people being able to afford the best products it may be for you...
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    I'd rather go to the bookstore to buy a book, but those "fascists" at Amazon are squeezing them out. :)
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    bottom lines for decades now in regard to health care costs

    1. Insurance companies are middle men
    2. Middle men charge $$$$$$.
    3. Are insurance companies really necessary? Or is there way to eliminate the corporate middle man who drains your wallet, my wallet, etc. And still provide healthcare in America

    For a number of years now we have had the worst possible scenario---a mixture of corporate healthcare and govt healthcare(socialized medicine)

    should America stick with the mixture of the two systems that has been getting worse and worse with every passing year
    --or go entirely to corporate healthcare/private pay
    --or go entirely to socialized medicine

    bear in mind that people unable to obtain corporate healthcare and also not able to pay for their own healthcare----would likely be a financial drain on America's resources NO MATTER WHAT. The key is to have that financial drain as little as possible.
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    The Pubs in congress tried to address all the concerns that would have lowered the cost of healthcare dramatically for every single living American, but the Dems decided to throw away the baby with the bathwater, instead... and Obama-tax was born.

    Obama-care was never ever about lower healthcare costs... it was about government takeover of every single living Americans' health insurance payments and health-care, design to herd us all into a government owned and operated single payer system.
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    I will probably be at Barnes and Noble tomorrow. :)
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    Exactly, when a 45-year-old wants you to feel sorry for her because she she found it easier to retire then to keep working that tells you all you need to know about the medical profession. Sure, medicine is going to change, it has to, maybe the next batch of doctors will be more concerned about patient outcomes then vacation homes. At least she still has her husband, also a doctor, traveling the world giving lectures so that she won't starve during her early retirement.
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